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CHRISTIAN

REMEMBRANCER.

BY

AMBROSE SERLE, ESQ.
AUTHOR OF “HORÆ SOLITARIÆ,” “ THE CHURCH OF GOD,” &c.

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PRINTED FOR WILLIAM COLLINS;
WILLIAM WHYTE & co. AND WILLIAM OLIPHANT, EDINBURGH;

W. F. WAKEMAN; AND WM. CURRY, JUN. & co. DUBLIN;
WHITTAKER, TREACHER, & ARNOT; HAMILTON, ADAMS, & co.
SIMPKIN AND MARSHALL ; BALDWIN & CRADOCK;

AND HURST, CHANCE, & co. LONDON.

MDCCCXXIX.

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INTRODUCTORY ESSAY.

It is quite possible that a doctrine may at one time have been present to our minds, to the evidence of which we then attended, and the truth of which we did in consequence believe; and yet, in the whole course of our future thoughts, may it never again have occurred to our remembrance.

This is quite possible of a doctrine in science; and it may also be conceived of a doctrine in theology, that on one day it may have been the object of faith, and never on any succeeding day be the object of memory. In this case, the doctrine, however important, and though appertaining to the very essence of the gospel, is of

It is not enough that we have received the gospel, we must stand in it.

And it is not enough that we barely believe it, for we are told, on the highest authority, that unless we keep it in memory, we have believed in vain. This

may lead us to perceive that there is an error in the imaginations of those who think, that, after having understood and acquiesced in Christian truth,

no use.

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