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any sensual or worldly interest: but
think of them. The truth
See more in And if upon enquiry, you be con- above men: vinc'd that it is the greatelt Reason and Prudence to believe that there is a God, and a Future State, and that the Scriptures are the Word of God; then meditate much of these these things; attend to the proper consequences of such a perswafion; and resolve to live as becomes those
who believe there is a God, and a Volume nother life after this, and that it is XII. best for you to obey the Precepts
of his Word, being perswaded that whatever is there promised in case of Obedience, or threatned in case of Disobedience, will certainly be accomplish'd.
And labour to strengthen your self in this belief; because Faith is the fpring of all rational actions, and the root of all other Graces; and according to the strength and weakness of Faith, your Holiness and 0bedience and Graces will flourish or decay
And because the matters of Faith do not fall under our Senses, and the things of another World are invisible, and at distance, and confequently not so apt to affectus, as present and sensible things, we fhould take the more pains with our felves, that by revolving frequently in our minds the thoughts of God, and representing to our selves the Happiness and Mifery of another
World, they may have as great an
Of the Christan Faith, the Means
of its Conveyance, and our
The First Sermon on this Text.
31. But these are written, that ye might
believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing ye might have life through his Name.
Have largely Discoursed concern
and more particularly
concerning the Faith which is truly Divine and Religious ; in the latitude of which is