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By JOSEPH ALLEINE.
Printed by G. PARAM OR E, North-Green, Worfhip
TO THE UNCONVERTED
RE A DE` R.
THE HERE is that life, and light, and love in every true Believer, but efpecially in every faithful Minifter of Chrift, which engageth them to long and labour for your falvation. Life is communicative and active; it maketh us fenfible that Faith is not Phantafm, nor true Religion a Stageplayer, nor our hopes of eternal happiness a Dream. And as we defire nothing more for ourfelves than to have more of the holy life (which we have, alas, in fo fmall a measure, fo what is it we should more defire for others? With the eye of an infallible (tho' too weak) Faith we fee the heaven which you neglect, and the bleffed fouls in glory with Chrift, whofe companions you might be for ever: we see the multitudes of fouls in hell, who came thither by the fame way that you are going in, who are shut out of the glorious prefence of God, and are now among thofe devils that deceive them, remembering they had their good things here, Luke xvi. 25, and how they fpent the day of their vifitation, and how light they once fet by God, by Chrift, by Heaven, by Mercy, whilst Mercy was an earnest folicitor for their hearts; and with our bodily eyes we lee at the fame time abundance of poor finners, living about us as if there A 2