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SERMON XXVI.

THE NECESSITY OF COMING TO SOME CER-
TAINTY WHETHER WE ARE IN THE WAY OF
SALVATION OR NOT.

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;
[THAT IS, WHETHER YE BE TRUE CHRISTIANS, AND IN
THE WAY OF SALVATION?—WHETHER YOUR LIVES BE
ACCORDING TO YOUR PROFESSION?]

MY

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.

please

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