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God, is, as I take it, the true love of God.
If a man then be wicked, and has not hardened himself beyond the power of repentance, let him not be ashamed to see and confess his danger, and embrace the means, presented to him by religion, of recovering his forfeited inheritance. Christ came into the world to save sinners.
If a man is still innocent, let him beware of the deceitfulness of sin. No man ever became abandoned, but by degrees. Get out of the right road, an.d there is no knowing, where the error ends. By losing gradually the sense of shame, fear, and virtue, you may bring yourself to that impenitent hardness of heart, which admits not of a saving repentance.
At the same time, let not the wellmeaning meek-spirited christian abandon himself to gloomy apprehensions, under a sense of slight failings and infirmities. mities. If the heart be truly turned towards God, if you endeavour to improve daily upon yourself, in the regular application of the necessary instrumental duties of religion; you are in a happy way. Blessed are the poor in spirit: Christ died for their sins and rose again for their justification.