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! TESTIMONY

TO THE FREE GRACE OF GOD.

£Y THE REV. JAMES MONTEITH,

MINISTER OF BOEGUE,

TROM 1693 TO 1741;

NOW PUBLISHED FOR THE FIRST TIME.

WITH AN ANSWER TO THE QUESTION

AM I A CHRISTIAN?

DEDICATED
TO THE ENQUIRERS OF HIS FLOCK,

BY THE REV. SAMUEL SMITH,

MINISTER OF BORGUE.
KIRKCUDBRIGHT:

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INTRODUCTION.

The following observations are wiiltcn with a view to encourage professing Christians, to try the reality of their interest in Christ. In the piosecution of this aim, their author proposes to offer,—in the first place, a few remarks on the importance of the subject, and on the prevailing inattention to its claims,on the part of the community in general: to shew, in the second place, that the Scriptures authorise and encourage us to try our spiritual state, and furnish us with ample means of knowing whether or not we are Christians: and, in the third place, '" point out some of the advantages which may be anticipat. ed by those who will institute by the light of revelation, a close and impartial scrutiny of their characters, It is his humble prayer, tha*the Spirit of truth may guide I ha writer to the faithful exposition of the subject, and the reader to the profitable improvement of it.

I. It is encouraging to the heart of a faithful and conscientious minister, when he learns that any amongst the members of his flock are awakened to a concern about their souls.

No one of his hearers is more interesting in his eyes, than he who is enquiring with evident sincerity and earnestness of mind, am I a Christian? Do I bear the marks of a true believer and genuine disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ? May I regard myself as delivered from the yoke of Satan,

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