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Free and Candid EXAMINATION.
Wherein all thofe Places of Scripture which do expressly fpeak of the Confequences of the first Tranfgreffion, are diftinctly confidered, and (as far as the Author was able) fully and familiarly explained, that the meaneft Capacity may form a true Judgment upon this important Article of Revelation.
ACTS xvii. II. These were more noble than those in Theffalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and fearched the fcriptures daily,
WHETHER THOSE THINGS WERE SO.
Warrant nothing of my
own in the following Inquiries: I undertake to make nothing good. At prefent, I fee nothing in them that is falfe; but that is no Proof that every thing is true. I have made the Revelation of God alone the Rule of my Judgment, not any Schemes or Opinions of Men: But that I have every where fully and infallibly delivered the Senfe of Revelation I maintain not. I have boneftly endeavoured to fet Things in a just Light; but under the Weakness and
Imperfections of a Man. This I advertise you of, that in reading you may freely use your own Judgment without any Regard to mine; that you may admit Truth upon its own. Evidence; and that, if you are by a blind, implicit Faith in what I fay, led into any Error, you yourself may be accountable for it.----I add a hearty Wish, That we may all fo Seriously, clofely, impartially, peaceably, and in the Spirit of Love, ftudy the Scriptures, that our Knowledge of the Principles of Chriftianity being juft, our Faith may be strong, our Hope ftedfaft, our Comfort folid, and that the Light of the glorious Gospel of Chrift, who is the Image of God, Shining into our Minds, may give us a Conformity to the Son of God in all Virtue, in Meeknefs, Humility and brotherly Kindness, that fo an Entrance may be miniftred unto us abundantly into his everlasting Kingdom. Amen.