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falsehood; for into the heavenly Jerusalem shall nothing enter that loveth or maketh a lie. Remember, I have admonished thee this day.
Thine, in the Truth of the Gospel,
Winchester Row, Paddington,
January 4, 1791.
IF Tinothy Priestley should imagine, that this my answer springs from any prejudice against him, on account of his good old Lady's commissioning him to proclaim Mr. Huntington, That justly exceptionable man,' in the public assembly at Birmingham, he is entirely mistaken. The Lord had a great while ago made me manifest in the consciences of many of that assembly; and Tim's Lady has long since made herself so. I am no friend to disobedience or unfaithfulness. I delivered to the above-mentioned assembly what I had learned of God; and you deliver what your Mistress taught you. By the rule of God's word, I was right; and, by the rules of human policy, you was. Let my Lord's servants, and the Lady's lacquies, both be found faithful. The sole cause of my reply to yours, is, because what you have struck at in your deceitful glass, and blind guide, as marks peculiar to the hypocrite, is to be found in bible saints; and what you have advanced and applied as peculiar evidences of saints, are all to be found in ancient hypocrites. Yea, all the undoubted criterions of your Christian are palpable falsehoods, and damnable deceptions; and every scripture text brought into your treatise, is either perverted, misconstrued, or falsely applied: therefore, as one that is commanded to “ try the spirits whether they are of God,” I have tried your spirit, and find that it is not; and, having “obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful,” I have proved you a Liar. And if you can disprove what I have advanced against you, you are at full liberty to proclaim me one. But if, according to the modern cant, you treat my reply with silent contempt, I have only to add that divine truth, and just reproof, are not proper subjects of contempt. “He that hateth reproof shall die; and he that despiseth the word shall be destroyed.”
B A R B E R;
TIMOTHY SHAVED THE SECOND TIME,
REFLECTION OF HIS SECOND GLASS.
WILLIAM HUNTINGTON, S. S.
THOU, SON OF MAN, TAKE THEE A SHARP KNIFE, TAKE THEE A BARBER'S RAZOR.
MAIR OF THE FEET; AND IT SHALL ALSO CONSUME THE BEARD.
ISAIAH VII. 20.