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WITH A RECOMMENDATORY PREFACE,

BY THE REV. WILLIAM ROMAINE, A. M.
Rector of St. Andrews by the Wardrobe, and St. Ann, Blackfriars;

and Lecturer of St. Dunstan in the West, London.

ALSO BY DR. QWEN AND T. GOODWIN.

Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect-Rom. 8: 33.
Who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will. Eph. 1: 11.
Shall not the judge of all the earth do right?-Gen. 18: 25.

PITTSBURGH;

PUBLISHED BY D. & M: MACLEAN. "DÓ

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PREFACE.

CHRISTIAN READER,

The doctrines of GRACE, of which this book treats, are the truths of GOD: Our Author has defended them in a masterly manner. He has not only proved them to be plainly revealed in the scriptures, but has also shown that they are of such constant use to the children of God, that without the steadfast belief of them, they cannot go on their way rejoicing. It is froin these doctrines only that settled peace can rule the conscience, the love of God be maintained in the heart, and a conversation kept up in our walk and warfare, as becometh the gospel. It is from them that all good works proceed, and that all fruits of holiness abound, to the praise of the glory of the grace of God.

In the PRACTICAL view of these points ELISHA COLEs is singularly excellent. He has brought these deep things into daily use, and bas proved them to be absolutely necessary in daily experience. They are truths, and useful truths. On these two accounts his book has been greatly esteemed by real Christians: And on these I would recommend it, as approved in mine own judgment to be agreeable to the oracles of God, and found to be of such constant use, that until I received them, I could not enjoy the blessings and comforts of the precious gospel

Opposition to these doctrines will be made so long as there are people in the world, who place some confidence in the flesh; such as are pleased with their own works, aid fond of taking merit to them.' selves. But the word of God is not of doubtful interpretation to those who rejoice in Christ Jesus. They are thankful for a FREE GRACE salvation, and while they enjoy the things which accompany it, with their lips and lives they desire to biess the God of all their mercies.

A new edition being called for, I was requested to recommend it to my friends, which I do from my heart. I wish it may be as ureful to all who read it, as it has been to me. May the Lord bless it, and render it the means of building up his people in their most holy faith!

WILLIAM ROMAINE.

TO THE CHRISTIAN READER.

This excellent treatise, containing divers prime points of our reli. gion, which believers' souls do live upon every day, and in the liveli.

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