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SEVERAL of the following Tracts were formerly published in the form of Discipline; but as this undergoes a revision once in four years, the General Conference of 1812 ordered these Tracts to be left out of the Discipline; and, that they might still be within the reach of every reader, directed them to be published in a separate volume. They have been accordingly prepared and published in this form, in a stereotyped edition.

Several new Tracts are included in this volume, and Mr. Wesley's Short Treatise on Baptism is substituted in the place of the extract from Mr. Edwards on that subject. In these Tracts the reader will find the doctrines of Predestination, Election, Reprobation, Final Perseverance, Imputed Righteousness, and Christian Perfection, stated and illustrated in a perspicuous and forcible manner, according to the Scriptural account of these subjects, concerning which the Christian world has been so much divided.

NEW-YORK, July 5, 1832.



THAT to the height of this great argument,

I may assert eternal providence,

And justify the ways of God to men.-MILTON.

1. I AM inclined to believe that many of those who enjoy the faith which worketh by love, may remember some time, when the power of the Highest wrought upon them in an eminent manner; when the voice of the Lord laid the mountains low, brake all the rocks in pieces, and mightily shed abroad his love in their hearts, by the Holy Ghost given unto them. And at

that time it is certain they had no power to resist the grace of God. They were then no more able to stop the course of that torrent which carried all before it, than to stem the waves of the sea with their hand, or to stay the sun in the midst of heaven.

2. And the children of God may continually observe, how his love leads them on from faith to faith with what tenderness he watches over their souls; with what care he brings them back if they go astray, and then upholds their going in his path, that their footsteps may not slide. They cannot but observe how unwilling he is to

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