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HIGH TRUTH.

THE

Christian's Vocation, Progress

, Perfection,
and State in Glory.

BY THE

REV. R. AITKEN,
Incumbent of Pendeen, Cornwall; and Chaplain to the

Earl of Seafield.

IF ANY MAN WILL DO HIS WILL, HE SHALL KNOW OF THE
DOCTRINE, WHETHER IT BE OF GOD, OR WHETHER I SPEAK OF
MYSELF.”John vii. 17.

LONDON: WILLIAM MACINTOSH,

24, PATERNOSTER Row.

1866.

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THEY, AND MEMBERS OF SIMILAR ASSOCIATIONS,

MAY BE GUIDED INTO ALL TRUTH;

AND THAT DIVINE GRACE AND WISDOM MAY BE GIVEN THEM, TO RISE ABOVE THE PARTY PREJUDICES AND INFLUENCES WHICH

DIFFERING ECCLESIASTICAL SYSTEMS, AND DIFFERENT RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES, TEND TO GENERATE AND FOSTER; AND, IN THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST, UNITE THEIR EFFORTS TO REVIVE A PURER

CHRISTIANITY, AND TO PROMOTE THE RESTORATION OF

CHRISTIAN UNITY.

“I babe written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have obercome

the wicked one."-1 John ii. 14.

PREFACE.

When the reporter's notes of this address were sent for correction, I saw at once, that although he had done his work well, the subjects which had been touched upon required exposition far beyond what could be given in a popular address. This little work was therefore commenced merely with the intention of giving the substance of the address in a more explanatory form, that it might be the more useful to those who desired its publication. An unusual pressure of pastoral work, and frequent interruptions, will account, to some extent, for the very discursive way in which the book is written. When the typical teaching of the Old Testament Scriptures came to be revised, although only a few passing allusions had been made to it in the address, I felt the importance of entering somewhat fully into so interesting a subject; not only that it might be rescued from popular misconception, but that those might have the benefit of its clear light and guidance, who both need and desire information in the matter of Christian progress. This is my apology for publishing a work which will not bear a critical review. One cannot but feel that these are perilous times, and if those who are alive to the interests of religion write at all, they must write less or more under the pressure of this conviction. While attempts are being made to unshackle the religious mind of the day, which confessedly has been too much and too long under the bondage of exclusive, defective, divisive, and opposing systems, it is very important that minds which have been unhinged by publications of a speculative, semi-infidel character, and heretical tendency, should be given

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