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his (d) Luke xvi. 2. (e) Rev. vi. 16., (f) 2 Tim. iv. F (8) 2 Pet, ii. 9.

his Foes, and yet the greatest Joy to his people. There is no Condemnation to them that are in Chrif refus, who walk not after the Flesh, but after the Spirit. iVho fall lay any Thing to the Charge of God's Elce? Shall the Law? The Law of the Spirit of Life in Chrift Frfus, hath made them free from the Law of Sin and Death. Or shall Conscience? The Spirit itself bears eth Witness with their Spirit, that they are the Children of God. It is God that justifieth; who is be that condinneth(h)? If our Judge condemn us not, who Mall? He that faid to the adulterous Woman, hath no Man condemned thee? Neither do 10); will say to 113, more faithfully than Peter' to him, Though all Men-deny thee, or condemn thee, I will not (k). Hava ing confjöd me before Men, thee will I confess also befcre my Father which is in Heaven (1).

$ 7. WHAT inexpreffible Joy, that our dear Lord, who loveth our Souls, and whom our Souls love, shall be our Judge! Will a Man fear to be judged by his dearest Friend?' or a Wife by lier own Huf band? Chriftian, did Christ come down, and suffer, and weep, and bleed, and die for thee, and will he now condemn thee? Was lic judged, condemned, and executed in thy ftead, and now will he condemn thee himself? Hath he done inost of the Work al ready, in redeeming, regenerating, fanctifying, and preserving thee, and will he now undo all again?: Well then, let the Terror of that Day be never so great, fürely our Lord can mean no ilf to us in all. Let it make the Devils tremble, and the Wicked "trenible; but it thall make us leap for Joy. It must needs affect us deeply with the Senle of our Mercy and Happiness, to fee inost of the World tremble with Terror, while we triumph with Joy; to lear

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(h) Roin, viii. 1, 2, 35, 33, 34 (k) Matt. xxvi. 33, 35.

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. (i) John viii, 10, 11. (1) Matt. x. 32.,.'

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