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BY Mr. RICHARD BAXTER.
HE BEING DEAD YET SPEAKETH, Heb. xi. 4.
1. What Conversion is || IV. The Marks of the
not, and correcting Unconverted.
The Miseries of the it.
Unconverted. 'II 'What Conversion is, and wherein it con
Directions for Consisteth.
version. III. The Necessity of | VII. Motives for Conver*
.' By JOSEPH ALLEINE, Late Minister of the Gospel at Taunton in Somerfet
I OU are here presented with a book, which was written many years before the name of Methodism was known in the world; which it may be proper to remind you of, in order to remove any unreasonable prejudice arising from that quarter. What I would recommend to you is, to read it with attention, examination, and prayer, as the most effectual method you can take to render it a blessing to your own foul.
The author seems to have made use of every posible argument to win upon your ingenuity, to awaken conscience, and to dired you in the way everlasting.
I charge you, as in the presence of the living God, now 16 do your part, and give it a faithful reading: I beg of you, by every endearing motide of love and affection to your precio ous and immortal foul, that you will look upon this book as calculated to promote your present and everlasting happiness; and I beg of God that he would be pleased so to accompany your reading of it with his divine and heavenly grace, as to affard you matter of thanksgiving, gratitude, and praise: to bis holy name, for ever and ever.
Man, by nature and pradice, is a finner before God; a charge of guilt is fastened upon him: this, in words, be readily acknowledges ; but being blinded with prejudice, and having wrong conceptions both of the nature of God and fin. he flatters himself that all will be well at last, and that a merciful God will not finally condemn him; this lulls him