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and He shall make my soul as clean of sin as had I never sinned ; and now I am to step out of time into eternity, where I shall be as full of Him as my soul desires to be ; and now again I take my farewell of all created comforts in time, and let none say that these are not my words, for they are even my last words.

“And now, I being never loosed out of shackles on my hands, I cannot write myself, but I do subscribe myself, and whether any think it right or not, I have peace in doing of it. But it may be some will say, that I have not been right principled, and have been in error; and it may be some will say, that they would not have ventured their life on such grounds; but I can say, the least of the controverted truths to me is sufficient ground to lay down my life for; and the main thing is authority, that now is cried up, and Charles Stuart to be supreme: if any will join with that and approve of his deeds, it will never be asked whether they fear God or not ; although they were the greatest blasphemers that ever lived, if they will approve of the acts and laws made by these that are now rulers, (though they rule wrong), there is no more sought of them. They never ask whether they fear God or not, and that says that they fear Him not themselves, and that they study no further than to please Charles Stuart, which will be their ruin in the end.

“And now I have this to say to the commendation of Christ, that He is without parallel or comparison ; He is altogether lovely, and in the greatest of straits He is most comely ; His countenance is refreshful to me, and has been in the greatest of straits and difficulties; His countenance has refreshed me, and it is delightsome to a weary soul; nor is there any comfort like unto Him, ' His yoke is easy, and His burden is light.' Yea, he has been so kind to me, that I have not gone one hair’s-breadth on mine own charges ; He spares not expenses; He gives enough to all them that are about His work, for aye when I was put sorest to it, I got enough from my lovely Master to bear my charges with. Now my advice is, to all them that desire to be upright for Christ, walk on and do not draw back, for ye will not want enough to do your turn, for he does not stand to ware [i.e., hesitate to spend) anything upon His servants.

“And now, I as a dying man, entreat you all not to fear imprisonment ; fear nothing ; for if ye can trust in Him, there is no fear you shall be left to do the work yourself. I can say no more to make you love Him; but only this I can say, that He has aye made me victorious, since I was His prisoner. And now I can say, I am not

And now,

afraid to venture upon a gibbet for Him, and for the vindication of His cause.

And now let none say, it is a sore matter that my life should be taken away for such a cause, for I say unto you, that I would never have gotten such an offer to quit my life for ; and let none be sorry that I am taken away out of the gate [i.e., way) of God's wrath, for there are many in Scotland that will not know where to flee from His wrath pursuing them, yea, even many that are not much concerned with these things now. And therefore I

say,

flee unto Christ, all that would study not to be trampled down in His fury; and these that would not have the wrath of the Lord poured out upon them, my advice is, to make your peace with the Prince of peace; for sad will the calamities be that are coming on this land. Oh! prepare for judgment, for He will come and make inquisition for the blood that hath been shed in Scotland, before the controversy end and the calamity overpass : it looks very like that the fowls of the air will eat the bodies of the dead men and women not being buried.

“I shall say no more, but study to flee out of the way of God's wrath ; only flee unto Him, and forsake your evil

ways. it is not, I declare, upon the account of suffering, that I expect to be saved, nor any righteousness of mine own, but only through the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ, through His merits and intercession ; for I have no righteousness of my own, neither can I merit anything by my suffering. But it is as sure, that He has said, 'He that denies me before men, him will I deny before my Father which is in heaven, and before the holy angels.'

“And now I am brought here this day, to lay down my life for the cause and interest of Jesus Christ, and for no other thing; and I desire to bless the Lord, that I am not suffering as an evil-doer, and that I die not as a fool. And I desire to bless the Lord, that ever He honoured me with suffering for Him ; for many times my soul has been refreshed, when I saw anything like that, that I would be a sufferer for Him.

"Now I desire to take my farewell of all things in time. Farewell sweet Scriptures, reading, singing, praying, and believing. Farewell sun, moon, and stars, and all created comforts in time. Welcome heaven and happiness. Welcome innumerable company of angels. Welcome spirits of just men made perfect. Welcome praising without ceasing, or wearying in the least. Welcome Father, Son, and Holy Ghost ; into Thy hands I commit my spirit.

“ ROBERT POLLOCK."

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OBERT MILLER, mason, Rutherglen, was tried along with

Robert Pollock, January 19, 1685. He was found guilty,

and suffered along with him, January 23, 1685, at the Gallowlee, between Edinburgh and Leith. He died in much serenity and inward consolation. His testimony was first given in full in the fourth edition of 1741. In the first edition, after Robert Pollock's testimony, there is added—“ Together with him suffered Robert Miller, mason, in Rutherglen, sentenced for, and adhering to the same truths. In his testimony he blesses God for His providential care of him from his infancy, for His engaging his heart wonderfully to Himself, for His honouring him to tread the footsteps of his lovely Lord in suffering for His name. He declares his fears of the growth and prevalency of Popery, and of God's approaching wrath against the land ; exhorts to keep up Christian fellowships ; forgives his enemies the injuries done to his person ; encourages his suffering brethren to venture on the cross of Christ, enforcing it with his own experience of God's love and supporting consolations sweetening the cross to him." -Ed.]

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HE LAST TESTIMONY of Robert MILLER, mason,

who lived in the parish of Rutherglen, and suffered for the truth at the Gallowlee of Edinburgh, upon the 23d of January, betwixt six and seven (eight and nine) in the morning, 1685.

“LOVING AND DEAR FRIENDS,--I being sentenced

to die by men, have thought it fit to leave behind me this mite of a testimony, and to let you know upon what grounds I

And now,

afraid to venture upon a gibbet for Him, and for the vindication of His cause.

And now let none say, it is a sore matter that my life should be taken away for such a cause, for I say unto you, that I would never have gotten such an offer to quit my life for; and let none be sorry that I am taken away out of the gate [i.e., way) of God's wrath, for there are many in Scotland that will not know where to flee from His wrath pursuing them, yea, even many that are not much concerned with these things now. And therefore I say, flee unto Christ, all that would study not to be trampled down in His fury; and these that would not have the wrath of the Lord poured out upon them, my advice is, to make your peace with the Prince of peace; for sad will the calamities be that are coming on this land. Oh! prepare for judgment, for He will come and make inquisition for the blood that hath been shed in Scotland, before the controversy end and the calamity overpass : it looks very like that the fowls of the air will eat the bodies of the dead men and women not being buried.

“I shall say no more, but study to flee out of the way of God's wrath ; only flee unto Him, and forsake your evil

ways. it is not, I declare, upon the account of suffering, that I expect to be saved, nor any righteousness of mine own, but only through the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ, through His merits and intercession ; for I have no righteousness of my own, neither can I merit anything by my suffering. But it is as sure, that He has said, 'He that denies me before men, him will I deny before my Father which is in heaven, and before the holy angels.' And now

I am brought here this day, to lay down my life for the cause and interest of Jesus Christ, and for no other thing; and I desire to bless the Lord, that I am not suffering as an evil-doer, and that I die not as a fool. And I desire to bless the Lord, that ever He honoured me with suffering for Him ; for many times my soul has been refreshed, when I saw anything like that, that I would be a sufferer for Him.

“Now I desire to take my farewell of all things in time. Farewell sweet Scriptures, reading, singing, praying, and believing. Farewell sun, moon, and stars, and all created comforts in time. Welcome heaven and happiness. Welcome innumerable company of angels. Welcome spirits of just men made perfect. Welcome praising without ceasing, or wearying in the least. Welcome Father, Son, and Holy Ghost ; into Thy hands I commit my spirit.

“ROBERT POLLOCK."

“5. And also to that glorious work of Reformation, as it was "med from Popery and Prelacy, and all other errors.

And likewise I leave my testimony to all the fellowship s of the Lord's people, for keeping up of the fallen down

of our Lord.

7. And likewise I leave my testimony to these worthy men's doctrine, viz., Mr Donald Cargill and the rest who jeoparded their lives upon the high places of the earth, for the bearing up of the fallen down standard of our Lord, when the rest most shamefully left it at the command of men.

“8. And likewise I heartily adhere and leave my testimony to that worthy man's doctrine, called Mr James Renwick, who is now carrying on that great work, when there are so few to own it. And I desire to bless the Lord that ever I heard them preach.

"9. And likewise I leave my testimony to the Excommunication at the Torwood, passed by Donald Cargill against these enemies of God.

" 10. And likewise I leave my testimony to all protestations and declarations given by the Lord's people, against His enemies.

11. And also, to the making use of defensive arms.

“And likewise I desire to tell you what I disown, and leave my testimony against.

“And in the first place, I leave my testimony against Popery and Prelacy, and Erastianism, and all other errors, not agreeable to the Word of God, and against all these that adhere to and own these abominable practices and principles.

“ 2. I leave my testimony against that tyrant that is now upon the throne, viz., Charles Stuart, who hath not only broken the Covenant, but burned it, and overturned the whole work of Reformation, which he was sworn and engaged unto, and is yet going on with uplifted hands, in his perjury, and making to do the like, according to that of Jeroboam who made Israel to sin ; and also for his Supremacy over the prerogatives of our Lord.

“ 3. And also I leave my testimony against those called the Council of Scotland, who at this day sleep not, except they have done mischief, and they are now taking away my life, not having any manner of fact against me, either worthy of death or of bonds, but only because I would not perjure myself, and state myself an open enemy to God, and His truth, which I durst not do, no, not for my soul.

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