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For the Right Understanding of the
Whereby Man has been oblig'd throʻthe leveral
Ages of the World to guide himself in order
in a true Light.
Divinity, but very Useful to be perused by all Re-
By the Rev' D' Edw.Wells, late Rector of Cotes-
bach in Leicester sbire, and Bleachly in Bucks.
O X FOR D,
in Oxford: and Sold by Ja. Knapton, Cb. Rivington,
P R E F A C E.
T must be granted, that it is of the very bighest
as on a right Knowledge thereof depend a right Belief and Practice, and on these depends our Eternal Salvation. As such a right Knowledge is necessary to every Christian, so it is in the most special manner to a Divine; forasmuch as a wrong Notion in one whose Business it is to inftru&t others, thereby becomes more liable to spread its Contagion, and so to prove pernicious to the greater Number of People. It can never be enough lamented, that the great Cunning of that grand Enemy, who is always making it his Business to low Tares among the good Seed, has so far prevail d, that there is scarce any one material Point of the Gospel-Covenant relating to Salvation, but what is misunderstood by some Party or other of Christians, or of such at least as call themselves fo. Hence it comes to pass, that the Ge-. nerality of Books concerning Divinity is more or less tainted with wrong Notions of the Gospel-Covenant ; and particularly such Books as usually fall or are put first into the hands of young Students in Divinity, on account of their Compendiousness, and fo Smalness and Cheapness; as the Common Systems, Enchiridions, or the like. By these unhappy means
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