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Irusting to a Better Righte
ousness than OUR OWN, Opened and Defended, in a Plain Pra
ctical Discourse upon ROM. X. 3.
By B.JENKS, late Rector of Harley in
Shropshire, and Chaplain to the Right
The THIRD EDITION.
at the King's-Arms in Little-Britain; Benj.
To the READER.
HIS little Tract, which now for
years pass’d in the World with some Acceptance, and, for ought I know, without any publick Contradi&tion, adventures again abroad in another Edition. The former Impressions being a good while since gone off, I hope to the good Satisfaction of all such as seek after that Righteousness, the work of which is Peace, and its Effect Quietness and Assurance for ever.
And if there be not such an univerfal Acquiescence among us, in this comfortable Doctrine of our Church, as there seems to be at this time, irz the happy Nursing Mother of our Church, Those Prejudices and grudgings which may yet remain against it do afford Reason, more than I could wish, for the further Infiling upon it: But no Reason can I apprehend, why a Minister of the Gospel should fear to persist in Aserting the Faith of the Gospel: and such a Truth as is of the
am apt to think That none who carnest on the part of Arminius, ver give Socinus any Thrust to the Heart.
few Pelagians think fit to own Cateful Name, even while they le for the peftilent Doctrine ; Ac2g to S. Jerom's observation,That gianism is the only Heresy, which Dani'd to appear for the Cause åed, which its Fautors suggest and pagate in Corners: Tet Experience 's us, What Credit a prevailing 2de can give to things none of the ft. Tea, let then be never fo Indei fible, yet if smiling upon depraved ature, they'll not want for Champions zd Abetters to maintain the Cause, ven to death.
full of Rebellion, I would dye, Or Fight, or Travel, or deny That thou hast ought to do with me.
So Raves the man who is in (not his Pure, but) his Corrupt Naturals. Naturam expellas furcâ licet,