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Thoughts and Admonitions of Cóné science, and only take Care to silence them, and keep all Quiet for the Prefent Within, upon Promise of doing hereafter what we acknowledge ought sometime or other to be done, we lose the Convenient Seafons, the Opportunities that God has given us to Save ourselves, and yet are at more Pains and Disquiet to fight against our Conscience, than it would have coft us to have made even with it, and have made ourselves for ever Happy, if we would have listened to it, and lived under its Directions : Like some foolish Inconsiderate Spend-thrift, that when he finds his Creditors Craving and Clamorous, never thinks how he may honestly discharge his Debt, but how he may gain Time, and stop the Present Gap, till what is so thrown away at times, in purchasing Forbearance and bribing Under-Officers, amounts at last to more than would have set him Clear, and made him Honest too, and yet the Main Debt still remains Unpaid. Such ill Managers are We for our Souls, if we only take Care to bribe and still our Consciences when they begin to trouble us, and dodge and

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The First Discourse showing the Advantages that

the Law gave the Jew above the Gentile. The Second showing the Advantages that the

Gospel has given Vs Christians above both Jew and Gentile.

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MONS SINAI

SIVE

GRADUS MOSAICU S.

The First DISCOURSE

Showing the Advantages that the

Law gave the few above the
Gentile.

PS AL CXLVII, 20.
He hath not dealt so with any Nation,

and as for his Judgements, They have
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raelites, as they were the Church and People of God, to a true Sence of his Goodness to them, and thankful

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