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A D VERTISEMEN T.
enlighten the Understanding, and a
mend the Heart: To promote Love towards God, and Good-Will towards Men: To advance the Honor of the Redeemer, and the
Salvation of Souls: These were the Author's
Views when he wrote, preached, and published the following Discourses. They were not designed to gratify the Curious, the Captious, and the Critical; but simply to edify a large Congregation of plain People. May the Divine Blessing attend the Publication.
The Excellency and Importance of the Bible.
S E R M O N
Preached before one of the
M ACCLESFIEL D.
« I have been acquainted somewhat with Men and Books: “I have had long Experience in Learning, and in the 6 World: There is no Book like the Bible, for excellent “ Learning, Wisdom and Use; and it is want of Understanding in them, who think, or speak otherwise.”
“ Study the Holy Scriptures, especially the New Testa“ment; therein are contained the Words of eternal Life.
“ It has God for its Author; Salvation for its End; and " Truth, without any Mixture of Error, for its Matter."