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BY

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN.

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.

VOIy. II.

Nineteenth Edition.

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.:

K. W. SOMMER, Publisher.

THE NEW YORK

PUBLIC LIBRARY

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Aaron,Lenox And

YIUKN FOUNDATIONS.

COPYRIGHTED BY

K. W. SOMMER,

OCTOBER, 1904.

CONTENTS.

SERMON I.

PAGE.

"Wha^ Think ye Of Christ?" U

SERMON II.

DlVINE AUTHORITY 88

SERMON III.
A Kingdom Not Of This World 66

SERMON IV.
The Conversion Of' Saul Of Tarsus 79

SERMON V.
The Calling Of The Gentiles 108

SERMON VI.
Remission Of Sins 127

SERMON VII.
The Action Of Baptism 149

SERMON VIII.
Prater 171

SERMON IX.
Positive Divine Law 196

SERMON X.

Matters Of Agreement -„- 219

SERMON XI.
Matters Of Disagreement 243

SERMON XII.

Why Was The Primitive Church Persecuted? Why Were
The First Christians Persecuted? Why Is The True
Church Now Persecuted? "why Are The Christians
Now Persecuted? 26?

SERMON XIII.

Concessions Favorable To Christ From Those Not Christians... 293

SERMON XIV.
Mediation Of Christ, And Man's Reconciliation To God 315

SERMON XV.

What Was The Cause Of Such Vast Multitudes Becoming
Christians In The Time Of The Apostles? 337

SERMON XVI.
The Soldier Of The Cross 361

SERMON XVII.
Dancing 885

SERMON XVIII.
Instrumental Music In Worship All

SERMON XIX.
The Progress Of Religious Reformation 433

SERMON XX.
Identity Of The Church 465

SERMON XXI.
The Simplicity Of The Divine Economy 479

INTRODUCTION.

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.

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