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Part II. The neglect of the daily service symptom-
atic of want of faith, in the power of faith, and in
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THE TESTIMONY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
Romans viii. 16.
“ The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit,
that we are the children of God.”
It is a strange contradiction, that whilst vast numbers of professing Christians live with as much security and unconcern as if they were infallibly certain of the salvation of their souls, yet, if you tell them that there is such a thing as a rational certainty and well-grounded confidence of salvation, they will reject the notion of such an assurance, as the visionary dream of an enthusiast. That it is possible, however, for the child of God to possess such an instinctive sense and certainty of his relation to his heavenly