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Two Sons of Oil;

OR,

THE FAITHFUL WITNESS

FOR

MAGISTRACY AND MINISTRY

UPON

A SCRIPTURAL BASIS.

BY REV. SAMUEL B. WYLIE, A. M.

“And I will give power unto my witnesses, and they shall pro-
phesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in
sackcloth."

" These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks stand-
ing before the God of the earth."-Rev. xi. 3, 4.

THIRD EDITION.

WITH

An Essay on Submission to Civil Government.

PHILADELPHIA:

WM. S. YOUNG, PRINTER,–50 NORTH SIXTH STREET.

Published with funds raised by the Missionary Society of the Reformed Presbyterian Congregation, Cherry Street, Philadelphia.

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PREFACE.

The principles of reformation are not fashionable. They were once, however, considered as the glory of Presbyterians. The time has been, when the whole body of Presbyterians, in Scotland, England, and Ireland, unanimously subscribed them. For civil and ecclesiastical reformation; for a glorious covenanted cause, thousands have bled and died.

In the following discourse I have endeavoured to advocate that cause. Not because it is an ancient cause; not because many have sealed it with their blood; but, because I thought it the doctrine of the Bible, and the cause of Christ.

I make no apology-I court no one's favour. A conviction of truth was the cause of publication. There may, no doubt, be unguarded expressions. Any thing that is so, if demonstrated, will be candidly acknowledged.

SAMUEL B. WYLIE.

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