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Entered according to an Act of Congress, in the year 1831, by DURRIE & Peck,
in the Clerk's office, of the District Court of Connecticut.

Printed by Hezekiah Howe.

CONTENTS OF THE SECOND VOLUME.

THE CHARACTER OF A SOUND, CONFIRMED CHRISTIAN.

Page.
Preface

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To the Reader

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The Characters of a strong, confirmed Christian.

1. He liveth by such a faith of unseen things that governeth his soul instead

of sight

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2. He bath cogent reasons for his religion

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3. He seeth the well-ordered frame of sacred verities, and the integral parts

in their harmony or concert; and settest not up one truth against another 24

4. He adhereth to them, and practiseth them, from an inward con-natural

principle, called “the Divine nature,” and “the Spirit of Christ

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5. He serveth not God for fear only, but for love

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6. He loveth God, 1. Much for his goodnes to himself. 2. And more for his

goodness to the church. 3. And most of all for his essential goodness and

perfection

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7. He taketh this love and its expressions, for the heart and height of all his

religion

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8. He hath absolutely put his soul, and all his hopes into the hand of Christ,

and liveth by faith upon him as his Savior

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9. He taketh Christ as the Teacher sent from God, and his doctrine for the ,

truest wisdomn, and learneth of none but in subordination to him

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10. His repentance is universal and effectual, and hath gone to the root of

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11. He loveth the light, as it sheweth him his sin and duty, and is willing to

know the worst of sin, and the most of duty

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12. He desireth the highest degree of holiness, and hath no sin which he had

not rather leave than keep, and had rather be the best, though in poverty,

than the greatest in prosperity

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13. He liveth upon God and heaven as the end, reward, and motive of his life 39

14. He counteth no cost or pains too great for the obtaining it, and hath nothing

so dear which he cannot part with for it

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15. He is daily exercised in the practice of self-denial, as (next to the love of

God) the second half of his religion

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16. He hath mortified his fleshly desires, and so far mastereth his senses and ap-

petite, that they make not bis obedience very uneasy or uneven

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17. He preferreth the means of his holiness and happiness, incomparably before

all provisions and pleasures of the flesh

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every sin

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