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RELIGIOUS CHARACTERISTICS.

PART I.

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INTRODUCTION.

"I would thou wert cold or hot."

THE AMEN, THE FAITHFUL AND TRUE WITNESS,
THE BEGINNING OF THE CREATION OF GOD.

THE first lesson to be impressed on every man is, that a revelation hath come down to him from the Almighty Author of his being. Now, though the Scriptures at present bear not the outward pomp of such high authority, yet are they not merely speculative, but are connected with awful events before us in time, and yet to come; and their dictate is equally solemn, as if each day they were let down from heaven by the hand of the Lord, and their lines traced before every man's eye by a finger of fire. And

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