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Pentu tame Lennon
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A A I richolsos

Kukeudot
TESTIMONY

TO THE FREE GRACE OF GOD.

BY THE REV. JAMES MONTEITH,

MINISTER OF BORGUE,

FROM 1693 to 1741;

NOW PUBLISHED FOR THE FIRST TIME.

WITH AN ANSWER TO THE QUESTION

AM I A CHRISTIAN ?

DEDICATED

TO THE ENQUIRERS OF HIS FLOCK,

BY THE REV. SAMUEL SMITH,

MINISTER OF BORGUE.

KIRKCUDBRIGHT:

PRINTED AND PEPLISHED BY

JOHN NICHOLSON.

MDCCCXLI,

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INTRODUCTION.

The following observations are written with a view to encourage professing Christians, to try the reality of their interest in Christ. In the prosecution of this aim, their author proposes to offer,-in the first place, a few remarks on the importance of the subject, and on the prevailing inattention to its claims,on the part of the communi. ty in general : to shew, in the second place, that the Scriptures authorise and encourage us to try our spiritual state, and furnish us with ample means of knowing whether or not we are Christians : and, in the third place, to point out some of the advantages which may be anticipat. ed by those who will institute by the light of revelation, a close and impartial scrutiny of their characters, It is his humble prayer, that the Spirit of truth may guide the writer to the faithful exposition of the subject, and the reader to the profitable improvement of it.

I. It is encouraging to the heart of a taithe ful and conscientious minister, when he learns that any amongst the members of his flock are awakened to a concern about their souls.

No one of his hearers is more interesting in his eyes, than he who is enquiring with evident sincerity and earnestness of mind, am I a Christian ? Do I bear the marks of a true believer and genuine disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ ? May I regard myself as delivered from the yoke of Satan,

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