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REQUISITE TO A
COMPLETE STANDING AND FULL COMMUNION
By the Late JONATHAN EDWARDS, A. M.
WITH AN APPENDIX BY MR. FOXCROFT.
BEHOLD NOW I HAVE OPENED MY MOUTH:- MY WORDS SHALL
BE OF THE UPRIGHTNESS OF MY HEART. JOB XXX111. 2. 3.
Confitebatur [Lutherus) dolorem fuum, quod ab ipsis reflorescen
tis Evangelii Primordiis, quosvis absque Discrimine ad Cænam Dominicam admififfet, quodque Disciplinam, Fratrum Disciplint similem, apud suos non constituisset.Quia objiciebatur, . Fratres non habere Ecclesiam apertam ;-Refponium fuit, Sancta dare non Sanctis prohibuisse Christum :-Errorem [in Papatu) corrigi non posse aliter quam ut certa Probatione, nec illa fubitanea, Cordium Arcana revelunter, Novitiique diu et caute tum informentur, tum explorentur.
Ratio Discipl. Fratr. Bohem.
E DI TI O N.
A NARRATIVE of the transactions to which the fol. lowing Treatise refers, may be read in the account of the Author's Life, which was printed originally at Boston, New England, in 1765, and lately re-printed at Glasgow. The works of the Author are now very well known in this country. The world, it is apprehended, owe no small obligation to Dr. John Erskine, one of the minifters of this city, who first introduced them to their ac. quaintance.
There are very few persons attentive to the subjects on which President Edwards has written, who will not acknowledge, that he has cast much light upon them. And nothing will prevent Christians from considering the present Treatise as one of the most able and interest. ing parts of his works, but prejudice and indifference about the subject of it. His own opinion of it may be seen in his Preface. It will there appear, if persons should even be inattentive to its internal evidence, that it called forth the complete extent of his abilities, and