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THE NECESSITY OF COMING TO SOME CER-
O Holy Spirit of Grace! I implore thy affiftance, that I may speak upon this important subject, so as to be understood, so as to touch the heart, fo as to edify thofe that fhall hear me. And grant that I may never forget to try and examine my own faith by those marks which I propofe to others; and that I may be an example in faith and life; for Jefus Chrift's fake. Amen.
2 COR. xiii. 5.
EXAMINE YOURSELVES, WHETHER YE BE IN THE FAITH;
Christian brethren! I am going to lay before you the abfolute neceffity, as we hope for heaven, of coming to some certainty whether we are in the way of fal
vation or not.
Every body muft own, that it is a matter of great concern for a man to know whether his faith be fuch as it should be, fuch as will
See Matth. vii. 20, 21. John xiv. 1, 6. Acts xxiii. 1. Rom. vii. 16. 2 Cor. v. 7. Gal. vi. 3, 4. Phil. i. 27.
2 Tim. ii. 19.
John iii. 21.