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any Fear of Judgment. Almost all Men among us verily look to be saved; yet Christ tells us, there be few ikat find, the strait Gate, and narrow Way, which leadeth unto Life (d). And if such Multitudes are deceived, should not we search the more diligently, left we should be deceived as well as they ? - Noiling is more dangerous than to be thus mistaken. If the Gcdly judge their State worse than it is, the Confequences of this Nliftake will be sorrowfu!; but the Mischief fowing from the Mistake of the Ungodly is unspeakable. It will exceedingly confirm them in the Service of Satan. It will render ineffectual the Means that should do them good. It will keep a Man from compassionating his own Soul. It is in a Case of the greatest Moment, where everlasting Salvation or Damnation is to be determined. And if you mistake till Death, you are undone for ever. Seeing then the Danger is so great, what wife Man would not follow the Search of his Heart both Night and Day, till he were assured of his Safety? -- Confider low small the Labour of this Duty is, in Comparison of that Sorrow which folle weth its Neglect. You can endure to toil and sweat from Year to Year, to prevent Poverty; and why not spend a little Time in

Self Examination, to prevent eternal Misery?-. By rzugleting this Duiy, you can scarce de Satan a greater

Please, nor yourself a greater Injury. It is the grand Delign of the Devil in all his Temptations, to deceive you, and keep you ignorant of your Danger, till you feel the everlasting Flames; and will you join with him to deceive yourlelf? If you do this for him, you to the greate't part of his work. And hath he de. ferred fo well of you, that you should afif him in fuch a Defign as vour Danination? The Time is niga de God will fiarcha 3:2. If it be but in this Life

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