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of the truths of the Gospel, even while they did not in substance pervert them: or did I imagine that this present volume were likely to be read principally or generally by Dissenters, then assuredly the seventh sermon would neither have been preached or published in its present form. But I preached against the particular evils with which my own experience had made me most acquainted; and I have published what I thought most likely to benefit those among whom the volume would probably circulate. It is still my opinion, that readers in the higher classes of society are inclined to underrate the importance of a Christian unity of spirit, and to overrate the evils of dissent from the Establishment, and to judge of the act of dissent itself too harshly. On this ground I have republished the sermon in question, without alteration, not as required by all readers, but as intended to benefit those who I imagine are most likely to read it.
Laleham, January 22nd, 1830.
ACTS xvi. 30.
What must I do to be saved ?
2 cor. v. 17.
If any man be in Christ he is a new creature; old
things are past away, behold all things are become
GENESIS viïi. 21.
The imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth 27
PHILIPPIANS iii. 8.
I count all things but loss for the excellency of the
knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord