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is fed abroad in our Hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given to us. Rom. v. 5. Wherefore also, he lays in another Place, the Fruit of the Spirit is Love. Gal. v. 22. So St. John tells us--Love is of God. 1 John iv. 7. For the same Reason the fore-cited Apostle calls the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of Love. And St. John says again-Godis Love. That is, he is essentially so in himself, and, communicatively so, to us
, in Operation and Effect. And,
This has brought me about to a full Resor lution of the Question, which I did, in this Part chiefly set out upon; even demonstrating wherein Faith, is the Part of Man, and wherein it is the Gift of God; wherein the said Father of the Demoniac Child believed, and wherein he nevertheless still wanted help 10 bis unbelief. And,
By a like Distinction we may account for Repentance, in what Respects it is the Act of Man, and, in what, it is the Gift of God. For, in Fear and Trembling at the Word of God, as above, it is the part of Man; but, for Converting the Heart to God, in drawing it with the Cards of his Love, by his Holy Spirit, to himself ; it is the Gift of God.
This has been an Excursion, and a longer one than I at first design'd: But, the Occafion led me to it; And, as the Subject is comprehenfive and important, the Reader, if
he finds any useful Hints in it, will excuse the Delay given him by it, and improve what is here but summarily treated of, by his own further Searches and Meditations, at his better Leifure.
without FAITH in the REDEMPTION by JESUS CHRIST, proved from HOLY SCRIPTURE.
In three S E R MON S. By BeNJAMIN HOLLOWAY,L.L.B.
Sorrow according to God worketh Repentance to Salvation not to be Repented of, but the Sorrow of the World workeih Death.