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Founder Ok The American Christian Review; Author of Gospel
Preacher, Vol. I; Sincerity Seeking The Way To Heaven;
Tracts For The People, And Sundry Other Works.
K. W. SOMMER, Publisher.
THE NEW YORK
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K. W. SOMMER,
"Wha^ Think ye Of Christ?" U
DlVINE AUTHORITY 88
Matters Of Agreement -„- 219
Why Was The Primitive Church Persecuted? Why Were
Concessions Favorable To Christ From Those Not Christians... 293
What Was The Cause Of Such Vast Multitudes Becoming
S.-&OC1 ^ght years ago the first volume of the Gospel Preacher was ftkaed. It was not styled "Vol. I.," because there was no thought then of issuing a second volume. There was no idea entertained of the favor it would receive from the public; but it was supposed that it would have kA justifying patronage. In this respect it has exceeded the most sanguine expectations of its friends. In less than eight years eleven editions have been issued. Nor has it had a short run, as some works, and then lost its interest; but it is still selling and being circulated. For this liberal patronage tee author is certainly grateful to the public.
In view of the success this volume has had, the work it has done in the cause of Christ, encouragement has been found to heed the request of many, whose judgment has been regarded, in preparing a second volume of sermons and offering them to the public. The assurance has now been given, in a way th.si can not be misunderstood, that the former volume has been abundautly Lssful in the great cause of religious reformation. It has been read extensively, both in the Church and out of it, by the people of the world RS>d religious people, who differ from us. It has greatly strengthened and od/fied the members of the Church; afforded much material for young prsaAers, who were comparatively inexperienced in their work; aided and assisted them in qualifying themselves for usefulness. It has also convinced many of those in error, and caused them to turn from the error of their w«cya--and among these several preachers. It has, further, been a great comfort and satisfaction to many brethren situated remotely from any congregfcU 'n, and where they could not enjoy meetings or the public instruction in laa congregations. In all these respects, it is hoped, the volume now in \» \^ will be of equal service and interest, and, in many respects, be of still I 5. l Oj interest and service.