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RULES OF THE WORD OF GOD,

CONCERNING THE

(QUALIFICATIONS

REQUISITE TO A

COMPLETE STANDING AND FULL COMMUNION

IN THE

VISIBLE CHRISTIAN CHURCH.
By the Late JONATHAN EDWARDS, A. M.

THEM PASTOR OF THE FIRST CHURCH IN NORTHAMPTON;
AFTERWARDS PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE OF
NEW JERSEY.


WITH AN APPENDIX BY MR. FOXCROFT.

EDITION SECOND. t •-

BEHOLD NOW I HAVE OPENED MY MOUTH: MY WORDS SHALL

BE OF THE UPRIGHTNESS OF MY HEART. JOB XXX111.1. 3.

EDINBURGH:

PRINTED FOR WILLIAM COKE, LEITH.

Anno 1790.

Consitebatur [T.nthcnti] dojorem snum, quod ab ipfis rcflorcscentis Evangelii Primordiis, quosvis absque Discrimine ad Cœnam Kominicam admisiflit, quodque Disciplinam, Fratrum Discipline similem, apud suos non constituisset.—Quia objiciebatur, Fraties non habere Ecclesiam apertam;—Reiponium suit, Sancta dare non Sanctis prohibuisse Chrhhim :—Errorem fin JPapatu] corrigi non posse alitcr quam ut ccrta Probationer ncc ilia suhitanca. Cordium Arcana revelunter, Novitiique diu ct caute turn informentur, turn explorcntur.

Ratio Di/cifl. Frutr. Bohem. ML

ADVERTISEMENT

TO THIS

1'

EDITION.

A Narrative of the transactions to which the following Treatise resers, 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 'it small obligation to Dr. John Erskine, one of the mini sters of this city, who sirst introduced them to their ac, quaintance.

2 There are very few persons attentive to the subject* 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 interesting parts of his works, but prejudice and indissserence 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

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