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are all around us. Watch and pray, therefore, that ye enter not into temptation.

God is the only being by nature immutably good. Were we innocent, we might possibly fall; and God would be unobliged to hold us up. Now we are sinners ; now we are already fallen creatures; there is no hope in our case, but we shall totally and finally fall, if left to ourselves, and as certainly perish as we now exist. And whither shall we look for help, but to the only immutable Being? And how? but through the means and mediation of Christ ; being infinitely unworthy that God should hold us up. And yet our eternal interest lies all at stake.

“O, THOU FATHER of our spirits, amidst ten thousand dangers, apostate, self-ruined, self-destroyed, helpless, hell our due, we look to thee! O, help us ! 0, hold us up! O, keep us, by thy power, through faith unto salvation ; to the glory of thy free grace through Jesus Christ ! Amen.

Now to him who loved us and gave himself for us, to him be glory, honour, and praise, for ever and ever. AMEN.

THE

WISDOM OF GOD

IN

THE PERMISSION OF SIN,

VINDICATED;

IN ANSWER TO A PAMPHLET, ENTITLED,

AN ATTEMPT, &c.

He is the Rock; his work is perfect: For all his ways are judgment; a God of truth, and without iniquity, just and right is he. Deut. xxxi. 4.

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THE

WISDOM OF GOD

IN

THE PERMISSION OF SIN,

VINDICATED;

IN ANSWER TO A PAMPHLET, ENTITLED,

AN ATTEMPT, &c.

He is the Rock; his work is perfect: For all his ways are judgment; a God of truth, and without iniquity, just and right is he. Deut. xxxü. 4.

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