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* There are Three that bear record in heaven; the FATHER, the WORD, and the HOLY
GHOST: and these Three are One.”

1 John v, 7.

“ Contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints.”

Jude 3.

London:

PUBLISHED BY E. PALMER, 18, PATERNOSTER ROW;

And No. 15, Great Surrey Street, Blackfriar's Road.

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1827.

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PREFACE.

BROUGHT to the close of another year's laboursthe third Volume of the Spiritual Magazine-we again prostrate ourselves before the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, in humility of soul and grateful adoration, for covenant mercies extended to us. While witnessing, amidst the changeful scenes of a dying 'world, a continued and increasing dearth of vital godliness-numerous instances of daring departure from the faith-and the removal to glory of eminently holy and useful servants of the Most High; we are astonished in the reflection, that we are still retained at our humble post, and find favor of the Lord, in being instrumental to the spiritual instruction and edification of the church of Christ.

We would, as did the king of Israel, go in and sit before the Lord, and say, “ Who are we, O Lord God? and what is our house, that thou hast brought us hitherto ? And this was yet a small thing in thy sight, O Lord God; but thou hast spoken also of thy servants for a great while to come: and is this the manner of man, O Lord God ?”

The principles on which this publication was founded, and which have been stedfastly adhered to from its commencement, are too well known to require

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