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By the late Reverend and LEARNED
JOHN HOWE, M. A.
SERMON V .,
TITUS ...6. \^/
They profess that they know God ; but in workt they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient., and unto every good work reprobate.
SINCE it is too obvious, that many persons are apt to satisfy themselves with the mere profession of Christianity; and to reckon that while they explicitly own the true religion they are found Christians and good Protestants, without considering whether that religion carries due and suitable impressions on their hearts or not; I have therefore thought it might not be unuseful, to discourse a little from this Scripture, and shew the vanity and insignificance of an empty profession, a profession which refutes and contradicts itself.
To make way for what I intend from thu passage of Scripture, there are a few things that it will be necessary for me to recommend to your notice.
First, That this phrase, the knowing of; God, is an usual expression to signify religion in general; in as much as it is the primary,the most deep and fundamental thing in all religion. It is,
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* This Sermon is without a date; but, it is very probable, it was preached on January 16, i^SSo.