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This I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the GOD OF MY FATHERS; believing all things WHICH ARE WRITTEN.

Acts xxiv, 14.

For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach; because we trust in the LIVING GOD, who is the SAVIOUR of all men.

1 Tim. iv, 10.

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R. HUNTER, (SUCCESSOR TO MR. JOHNSON,) no. 72,

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD;

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BROWNE AND MANCHEZ, BRISTOL,

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WHO, BOTH IN HIS PREACHING AND HIS WRITINGS, HAS BORNE ENLIGHTENED AND INTREPID TESTIMONY

TO THE

ONE LIVING AND TRUE GOD;

AND WHO, IN HIS PASTORAL OFFICE AND PERSONAL EXAMPLE,

" BY TURNING MANY TO RIGHTEOUSNESS,"

HAS APPROVED HIMSELF

A FAITHFUL LABOURER IN THE VINEYARD OF CHRIST,

THESE HUMBLE SHEETS ARE INSCRIBED,

WITH LOVE AND VENERATION,

BY

THE AUTHOR.

July, 1818.

Errata.

Page 60, 5 from the bottom, supply 1 before “Cor. i. 2." 141, 1. 12, insert the reference to Note 11, at the words

a strict Unitarian,” 175, 1. 16, insert the reference to Note 12, at the words

practical holiness." 185, 1.3, before“ xlvii, 1," insert * Isaiah; and dele the

asterisk before “ John xvii. 3."

Since God will be justified with a free obedience, and there is an obedience of understanding as well as of will and affection ; it is of great concernment, as to be willing to believe whatever God says, so also to inquire diligently whether the will of God be so as is pretended. Even our acts of understanding are acts of choice; and therefore it is commanded, as a duty, to “ Search the Scriptures; to try the spirits, whether they be of God or no; of ourselves to be able to judge what is right; to try all things, and to retain that which is best." Forhe, that resolves not to consider, resolves not to be careful whether he have truth or no; and therefore hath an affection indifferent to truth or falsehoood. JEREMIAH TAYLOR.

Neither the FATHERS nor the Councils are infallible witnesses of tradition,

CHILLINGWORTH.

How the APOSTLES argued for the great excellency and dignity of CHRISTIANITY is not with them the question, so far as I am able to judge from their learned writings: but the Fathers, and our spiritual Superiors, have put upon the

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