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SERIOUS AND CANDID
PROFESSORS OF CHRISTIANITY,
ON THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS, VIZ.
I. THE USE OF REASON IN MATTERS OF RELIGION.
B. JUSEPH PRIESTLEY, LL.D. F.R.S. &c.
TO WHICH IS ADDED,
A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THOSE
To us there is one God, the FATHER; and one Mediator, the MAN
1 Cor. viii. 6.-1 Tim. i1. 5.
PRINTED FOR 'J. JOHNSON AND CO.,
ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD.
THE SERIOUS AND CANDID
PROFESSORS OF CHRISTIANITY.
MY CHRISTIAN BRETHREN, PERMIT one who professes obedience to the same Lord, and faith in the precious promises of the same Gospel with yourselves, to address himself to you, with all freedom and plainness of speech, on subjects relating to our common salvation. I need not tell you that these subjects are interesting. In reality, nothing else is interesting in comparison with them. For, what is this world compared with the future! What is time compared with eternity! Believe me, my brethren, it is nothing but the deepest concern for the honour of a religion which is the most valuable inheritance of the hu. man race, and which sets us above all the follies and vices, all the weaknesses and troubles of life, by giving us the most solid hope in death, that has induced me to solicit your attention. But I am confident that you will not think it ill bestowed, because it is upon a subject that is near and dear