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BY J. EDMONDSON, A. M.
“ SECRET THINGS BELONG UNTO THE LORD OUR GOD: BUT THOSE
PUBLISHED BY JOHN MASON, 14, CITY-ROAD;
AND SOLD AT 66, PATERNOSTER-ROW.
It is the principal design of the following publication, to instruct inexperienced readers in the first principles of "pure and undefiled religion;" that they may be preserved from the contagion of those pernicious works, with which this great nation is almost deluged. And the author indulges a hope, that a candid perusal of his observations will produce in many minds an increased love of the Bible, and an utter abhorrence of infidelity and Popery. These are, in his opinion, nearly allied; for while the one denies the inspiration of the sacred volume, the other studiously hides it from the people.
But divine revelation, whatever may be said to the contrary, is the only infallible rule both of faith and practice ; and should be carefully examined by men of every rank and station in life, as the standard of truth and holiness. "Thus saith the Lord,” is HIGH AUTHORITY; but, Thus saith this or that man, when he contradicts the word of God, is no authority at all.
The doctrines contained in the following work are, as the author believes, truly scriptural; and the duties which are pointed out appear to him, in every