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Conclusion.

"And now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified," (Acts 20:32).


Neo. Well, sir, at this time I will say no more, but that it was a happy hour wherein I came to you, and a happy conference that we have had together. Surely, sir, I never knew Christ before this day. Oh, what cause have I to thank the Lord for my coming hither, and my two friends as a means of it! and, sir, for the pains that you have taken with me, I pray the Lord to requite you; and so beseeching you to pray the Lord to increase my faith, and to help my unbelief, I humbly take my leave of you, praying, "the God of love and peace to be with you."


Nom. And truly, sir, I do believe that I have cause to speak as much in that case as he has; for though I have outstript him in knowledge, and it may be also in strict walking, yet do I now see, that my ac tions were neither from a right principle, nor to a right end; and, therefore, have I been in no better a condition than he. and truly, sir, I must needs confess, I never heard so much of Christ and the covenant of grace, as I have done this day.380380This is here fitly put into the mouth of Nomista, vailing of legal principles and practices among professors being much owing to legal preaching; the success whereof is not to be won dered at, since it is rowing with the stream of nature. The Lord make it profitable to me; and I beseech you, sir, pray for me.


Ant. And truly, sir, I am now fully convinced that I have gone out of the right way, in that I have not had regard to the law, and the works thereof, as I should; but, God willing, I shall hereafter [if the Lord prolong my days] be more careful how I lead my life, seeing the ten commandments are the law of Christ; and I beseech you, sir, remember me in your prayers. And so, with many thanks to you for your pains, I take my leave of you, beseeching the "grace of our Lord Jesus Christ to be with your spirit." Amen.


Evan. "Now, the very God of peace that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work, to do his will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen." (Heb 13:20,21)—(John 8:36), "If the Son make you free, you shall be free indeed."—(Gal 5:1,13), "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free. Only use not your liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another."—(6:16), "And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be upon them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God."—(Matt 11:25), "I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to babes."—(1 Cor 15:10), "I laboured more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me."—(Psa 36:11), "Let not the foot of pride come against me."


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