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CHAPTER VI.

In christian association-Its proper grounds godly-This

consideration will regulate in doubtful and disputable mat-

ters—This will settle the claims of Christians upon each

other's affection and confidence-It throws light on the

question of communion—It will elevate essential Truth

above sectarian distinctions—It would also enable us to

rejoice in the useful prosperity of all—It would influence

the ordinary intercourse of Christians-Connexion between

Pastor and people under the same control—The glory of

God to be kept in view in Benevolent Exertion and Enter.

prize, The same end to be sought in Indifferent matters.

Death will also supply occasions for acting to the divine

glory.

CHAPTER VII.

MOTIVES WHICH SHOULD INDUCE US TO DO

ALL THINGS TO THE GLORY OF GOD......148

Our derived being and dependant relation-God seeks his

own glory in all he does ; it must therefore be an exalted

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and worthy object for a creature to seek-God has com-
manded us to seek his glory—Redemption supplies a pow-
erful class of motives—Happiness connected with seeking
God's glory an appropriate motive.

CHAPTER IX.

things to the glory of God—Guarding against converting

subordinate ends into ultimate ones—Avoiding despondency

in reference to the attainableness of this exalted manner of

living to God-Acquiring an habitual temper congenial

with the end sought-Obtaining a settled persuasion of its

being a happy thing thus to live-Enlarged and increasing

views of the claims of God—Meditative habits—Exami-

nation—Habituation-Devotion-Rightly estimating and

cherishing the influence of the Spirit-Anticipating the

perfection with which God will be glorified in heaven.

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Christ an example. Examples of holy men selected from the

Scriptures. Instances from the history of the Church in
subsequent ages.

Instances attested, avowed, and indi-
vidual.

CHAPTER XII.

By entire conformity to the divine will—Unlimitted confi-

dence-By the delight he takes in God-Active and useful
employments—By resemblance to God-By exalted and
perfect worship.

THE SCOPE OF PIETY;

OR,

THE CHRISTIAN DOING ALL THINGS TO THE

GLORY OF GOD.

CHAPTER I.

THE IMPORTANCE OF CLEAR AND WELL-DEFINED

VIEWS OF THE GREAT PRINCIPLES OF CHRISTIAN

CHARACTER.

The importance which the Scriptures themselves attach to the truth they reveal, and the effects which they attribute to its power, ought entirely and forever to put an end to all doubt as to the necessity of correct apprehensions, and the desirableness of welldefined views, of its leading principles. That these come from heaven-that they give information of God, of man's nature, essential relations and real condition, of a remedial system, of divine requirements, and of eternal destinies--that they "sanctify," “make us free,” and “save our souls—that they yield us “comfort and hope," "peace and joy in believing"--and that they bring us under new and weightier responsibilities—one might conclude are reasons sufficient to create an anxiety for the most satisfying conviction and the clearest perception of their import and bearings. Can it be an insignificant

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