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PERSEVERANCE.

a Let us hold fast the Profession of our Faith, without wavering.

b Continue ye in the Faith, grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the Hope of the Gospel, which ye have heard.

c Beware, lest being led away by the Error of the wicked, ye fall from your own Stedfastness :For we are made Partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our Confidence stedfast unto the cnd.

d If ye continue in my Word, (faith Christ) then are ye my Disciples indeed.

e They which have believed in God Mould be careful to maintain good Works : Keep your felves therefore in the Love of God; wait on God continually; and be constant to do his Commandments.

f Look to your selves, that ge lose not those things which ye have wrought; but that ye receive a full Reward.

8 Let him that thinketh he standeth, take heed left he fall.

h Let us not be weary in well-doing: For in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

i Till I die, I will not remove my Integrity from me: My Righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go ; my Heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.

**Heb. 10. 23.
o Col. 1. 23.

• 2 Pet. 3. 176 Heb. 3. 14.

a John 8. 3.1. • Tit. 3. 8. Jude 21. Hof. 12. 6. Chr. 28. 7. 2 John 8.

& 1 Cor. 10, 12, Gal. 6. 2a Job 27, 5, 6.

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a Because Iniquity shall abound, the Love of many shall wax cold : But he that shall endure. unto the end, the same shall be saved.

b When the Righteous turneth away from his Righteousness, and committeth Iniquity, and doth according to all the Abominations that the wicked Man doth, all his Righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned; in his Trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his Sin that he hath finned, in them shall he die.

c If they that had escaped the Pollutions of the World, through the Knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, are again intangled therein, and overcome; the latter end is worse with them thạn the beginning: For it had been better for them not to have known the way of Righteousness, than after they have known it to: turn from the holy Commandment delivered unto thein.

d As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Holding Faith, and a good Conscience; and continuing in the Love of Christ; that when he shall appear ye may have Confidence, and not be ashamed before.. him at his coming.

e The hoary Head is a Crown of Glory, if it. be found in the way of Righteousness.

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Mat. 24. 12, 13.

b Ezek. 18. 24.

€ 2 Pet. 2: á Col. 2. 6. I Tim. 1. 19. John 15. 9. r John 2.-28. € Prov. 16. 31.

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that thou mayest find out all thy Iniquities, whereby thou hast finned, and whereby thou hast transgressed against the Lord.

a Let every Man prove his own Work; and then shall he have rejoicing in himself.

6 A wicked Man hardneth his Face : but as for the upright, he directeth his Way.

c Every one of us shall give account of himself to God; and every Man shall bear his own Burthen: Therefore let us judge our selves, so shall we not be judged.

d If our Heart condemn us not, then have w Confidence towards God. But let us take heed that we be not deceived in the Fudgment we make of our felves : For the Heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?

e Let us judge truly whether we have lived in all good Conscience before God; whether we have finnedi ignorantly in Unbelief; or whether we be of those that rebel against the Light; who knowing the Judgment of God, that they which commit such things as we have committed are worthy of Death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them,

f There are certain which trust in Prefumptionin themselves, that they are righteous, and despise others; and yet are they full of Hypocrisy and Iniquity.

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& Gal 6. 4.

Jer. 33. 8.

b Prov. 21. 29. • Rom 14. 12. Gal. 6. S. 1 Cor. 11. 31. di John 3. 21. Gal. 6. 7. Jer. 17. 9. ! Aas 23. 1. 1 Tim. 1. 13: Job 24, 13. Rom. I. 32 Luke 18.-9. Mat. 23. 28.

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a There is a Generation that are pure in their own Eyes, and yet is not washed from their Filthiness.

b Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? Wherefore have we afflicted our Soul, and thou takelt-no. Knowledge.?. Despair. et us not say, as some have said,

There is no Hope, but :we will walk after our own Devices; and we will every one do the Imagination of his evil Heart : For if our Heart condemn us, God is greater than our Heart, and knoweth all things: ;

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CONFESSION:

8 Acknowledge thine Iniquity, that thou hast transgreffed against the Lord thy God. Confels thy Transgressions unto the Lords and hide not the Iniquity of thy Sin.

e Take with you Words, and turn to the Lord: say unto him, We have finned against thee, O'Lord; we have finned, and have done perverfly; we have deait very corruptly against thee, and have not kept the Commandments, nor: the Statutes, nor the Judgments which thout commandedit; we would not walk in thy Ways, neither were we obedient unto thy Law.

f I acknowledge my Transgression, and my Sin is ever before me. I have finned; what shall : I do unto thee, O thou Preserver of Men..

a Prov. 30. 12.

bil. 58. 3.

Jer. 18. 127 3 John 3. 20, d Jer. 3. 13. .Pf. 32. S, & Hos. 14,2 Jer. 14. 20. 1 Kings 8. 47. Neb. 1. 7. II, 42. 24.

* Pl si, 3. Job 7. 10..

a If we say that we have no Sin, we deceive our selves, and the Truth is not in us: But, if we confess our Sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our Sins, and to cleanse us from all . Unrighteousness.

6. Who can understand his Errors ? Cleanse thou me, O Lord, from secret Faults. Keep . back thy Servant also from presumptuous Sins ; let them not have Dominion over me. Thus fe prayed unto the Lord God, and made my Confession.

e Cover not thy Tranfgreffions as Adam; by hiding thine Iniquity in thy Bosom.

d He that covereth his Sins shall-not-prosper :But whoso confeffeth and forsaketh them, shall. have Mercy.

e Woe to the rebellious Children, faith the Lord, that cover with à Covering, but not of my Spirit, that they may add Sin to Sin.

f There are that hold fast Deceit, and refuse to return unto the Lord who, when they have com initted Abomination, are not at all alhamed, neither can they blush. The fhew of their Countenance doth witness against them, and they dear clare their Sin, as Sodom; they hide it not: Woe unto their Soul; for they have rewarded Evils unto themselves.

& Thinkest thou this to be 'right, that thou saidft, My Righteousness is more than God's How Thould Man be just with God? If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of

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1 John 1. 8, 9.

b Pf. 19. 12, 13, Dan. 9. 4.
Job 31, 33
d Proy, 28. 13.

e Il. 30. I.
f Jer. 8, Sg 12. IS, 3.9. Job 35,2. Job 9. 2, 3*

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