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CHRISTIAN INSTITUTES,

OR, THE

Sincere Word of GOD.

BEING A

Plain and Impartial ACCOUNT

Of the WHOLE
FAITH and DUTY

OF A

CHRISTIAN.

Collected out of the WRITINGS of the

OLD and New TESTAMENT.
Digested under proper HEADS,

A N D
Delivered in the Words of SCRIPTURE.

By the Right Reverend Father in GOD,
FRANCIS, Lord Bilhop of Chester
The THIRD EDITION Corrected and Improv'd

LONDON:
Printed by W. B. for HENRY CLEMENTS at th

Half-moon in St. Paul's Church-yard. 1717.

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To the WORSHIPFUL the

Masters of the Bench,

And the rest of the

MEMBERS

OF THE

HONOURABLE SOCIETY

OF

LINCOLN'S-INN.

GENTLEMEN,

Take this opportunity of expressing the grateful Senfe I.

have of the Honour that was done me, when I was first appointed Tour Preacher, and of the many Proofs Tou have since given me of a sincere Friendship and Regard.

The Present I here make You, is not probably such as You might expect, after so many Tears Preaching

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among

among You ; but Your favourable Acceptance of my Endeavours to Serve You in that Way, being, as I prefume, chiefly owing to the Care I have always taken - not to depart from the Scripture-Principles now laid before Tou: I did not think I could offer Tou any thing so juftly Valuable as this plain Draught of the Christian Religion, in all its tive Purity and Simplicity:

It hath been no little Satisfaction to me to observe, that there are many Perfons of Piety and Virtue in this Place: I pray God increase the Number of them, that so there. may be nothing wanting to render this Ancient Society, in all respects, truly. Great and Honourable,

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