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Α Ν Α RC HY
Ranters, and other Libertines,
HI E R A R CH Y
OF I HE
İN Á ;
Called in Derifion.
Disorder and Confusion on the one Hand, and from such as
By ROBERT BARCL A Y.
Lowliness of Mind let cach esteem another better than themselves.
jou the Word of God, whose Faith follow.
To which is added,
By WILLIAM PENN.
LONDON: I'rinted by MARY HINDE, No 2, George-
Yard, Lombard street. 1771.
P R E F A C E
A DE R.
UCH is the Malignity of Man's Nature in his
fallen State, and so averse is he from walking in the straight and even Path of Truth, that at every Turn be is inclinable to lean either to the right Hand or to the left ; yea, such as by the Work of God's Grace in their Hearts, and powerful Operation of bis Spirit bave obtained an Entrance in this Way, are daily molested, and set upon on all Hands; fome striving to draw them the one Way, fome the other : And if through the Power of God they be kept faithful and stable, then are they calumniated on both Sides; each likening or comparing them to the worst of their Enemies.
Tbole that are acquainted with the Holy Scriptures, may observe this to be the Lot of the Saints in all Ages; but especially those, whose Place it batb been to reform and restore the Ruins of the House of God, when decayed, or any considerable Time have been liable to such Cenfures: Hence those that set about Repairing of the Walls of Jerusalem, were necefftated to work with the one Hand, and defend with the other.
Christ is accused of the Jews as a Samaritan ; and by the Samaritans quarrelled for being a Jew. The Apostle Paul is whipped and imprisoned by the