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The Gospel-way of salvation perfectly adapted to make men holy. - 460–61
What was implied in the death threatened to Adam 2 - 301,
I RIs E to address you upon a most solemn occasion; an occasion which forces the conviction on me, that, as well the speaker, as the hearer, must die.
It was the desire of the deceased, while yet alive, that, at his funeral, a discourse might be delivered adapted to solemnize the mind, and benefit the living; but not to panegyrize the dead.
Your attention is therefore requested to that passage of inspiration, recorded in
II. TIMOTHY iv. 6.
For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my
THESE are the words of Paul the great apostle of the Gentiles, in which he has a special reference to himself. Though he was educated in the Pharisaic system of religion, yet, by the astonishing grace of God towards him, he was powerfully constrained to renounce that system, and to embrace the religion of the Gospel. Not only did Paul become friendly at heart to Christianity, and zealous for the faith he once destroyed, but was advanced to the office of an apostle, to which he devoted his life, and in which he spent the residue of his days. In discharging the duties of his office, he endured great persecution and hatred. That scheme of sentiments he embraced, preached, and, in a most masterly manner, defended, was opposite to the general opinion of mankind, whether Jews or Gentiles, and tended to sap their religion at the root. This gave them great disgust, and on