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DISCOURSES
William Dell,

MINISTER of the Gospl;

Sometimes Attending both

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Now MASTER ofGonvil a»s

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Heretofore Published at Several Times, and

on Several Occasions j and now gathered in
One Volume, for the Benefit of the Faithful,
and Conviction of the World.

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Preface to the READER

WE are almost at the end os Books; these Paper Works are now preaching their own Funerals; whilst they are holding forth the spirit, the letter is grown old and is dying into the newness of the spirit, and there looks to be found, into which all things Jhall be resolved, king restored out os their enmity, as into their Original whence they came; even Preaching and Preachers, Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers, given for the perfecting of Bphes_ v the Saints, for the edifying of the body of Christ, u, «i »j. , till we all come in the unity of the faith, and ', of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ; till we come into a spiritual uniformity in Christ, beino all filled and cloathed with him, beyond all external forms, which are the ritdiments and elements ofchildren, with which state there it no uniformity consistent, there being in it so many several statures and ages; And the Defign of Uniformity upon that is from none but Satan, to M Christ whilst he is a Child, and stifle him in his smiling cloaths, though the pretence be with Herod to give him honour and worship. But how vain are these plots upon him, who shall subdue all things to himself and swallow up death, or the vail (a part whereof external forms are) into vittory, and. t>, bring forth judgment with triumph? He shall wfmBow up at, and rife up out of that which hath I fnaBawed him and been hts Grave, and that have 1 we been, and made every thing to be, who are now giving up our dead, expelling to live in the liber-1^ 9* *♦ mty of our prisoner, whom we see at last to be our

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