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No comfort or hope can arise from perseverance, only by holy Nving. Those who wish to be, or fancy they are converted, that they may live in carnal pleasure or sin, ought to fear and be at present assured that they are in the gall of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity.

Thirdly, This doctrine affords strong consolation to those who have scriptural evidences that they are in Christ. You have the assurance that there is no condemnation to them, who are in Christ Jesus. It is God who justifieth, who is he that condemneth? When in darkness, O christian, remember the years of the right hand of the Most High. When tempted, consider him whois able to succour them that are tempted. The desire of God's heart is, that his people even in this world, in faith and duty should be a comfortable people. This is the commandment of God to his prophet, and in him to all future ministers of the gospel," Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God" Let those who hold the doctrine of the saints perseverance, evidence it, by denying all ungodliness and every worldly lust, and by living soberly, righteously and godly in this world. Those who live ungodly lives, however they may have the doctrine of perseverance in their mouths, they will perish with an everlasting destruction. All agree in this sentiment, "That without, holiness, no " man can see the Lord."

Lastly, This doctrine speaks awful terror to all those who persevere in wickedness. There is no hope from any doctrine to the finally impenitent and unbelieving. Whatever your belief may be, you must die in your sins. Wherefore consider this all ye who forget God. O that all would believe, and turn from sin to righteousness. Hearken to the voice of the great Eternal. "As live saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death "of the wicked, but that the wicked should turn from his way "and live; turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways, for why will ye


"die. The spirit and the bride say come; and let him that com"eth say come; and let him that is athirst come, and whosoever "will let him take the water of life freely.”


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