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REVISED BY THE ASSOCIATE SYNOD, 1813.
Behold, I come quickly: hold fast that which thou hast.-Rev. ii. 11,
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THIS volume contains all the printed papers which display the religious principles of the Associate Presbytery of Pennsylvania, and the people of their communion.
The Presbytery have studied plainness and perspicuity, in stating their religious profession, more than elegance of style. The apostle says, 1 Tim. iii. 15, that the church of Christ is the pillar and ground of truth;" that is, the church is a public witness of the truth : and he alludes to the custom among the Romans, of inscribing the edicts of magistrates, presently in force, upon pillars erected in public places, and in courts of judgment, that all might know them, and govern themselves accordingly.
That this collection may be the means of spreading the knowledge of reformation principles of removing prejudices from the minds of the generation, and uniting the hearts of the Lord's people in love and in the truth, that they may stand fast in one spirit, with one accord, striving together for the faith of the gospel, is the hearty desire of
WILLIAM MARSHALL. PHILADELPHIA, June 17, 1794.