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THE

RUIN AND RECOVERY

of Cam iller
MAN.

SERIES OF DISCOURSES

ON THE

DISTINGUISHING DOCTRINES

OF

CHRISTIANITY.

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BY ALEXANDER PROUDFIT, A. M.

MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL SALEM.

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Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.

ROMANS, v. 20.
And this is the record that God hath given to us etere

nal life; and this life is in his son..., 1 JOHN v.11.
But God forbid that I should glory, suve in the cross of

our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucia
fied unto me, and I unto the world....GAL. VI. 14.

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SALEM, (N. Y.)
PRINTED BY DODD & BUMSEY.-- 1806.

THE following discourses were prepared for the pulpit during the summer of 1804, with liule expectation of being afterwards offered from the press. The author, since that time, has been frequently called to itinerate through the frontier settlements, and, in these occasional visits, was constrained Gncerely to deplore their desolate condition. Many of them are destitute of gospel ordidinances regularly dispensed on the sabbath, neither are they furnished with practical books for their instruction and edification through the week.. From this acquaintance with their desolate fituation in a spiritual sense he has been led frequently and anxiously to enquire what means might be adopted for ministering to their relief. Willingly he would impart some spiritual gift, to the end they might be established and finally saved. Such were the motives by which he was induced to venture the publication of the following discourses. The subjects, however imperfectly discussed, are without doubt infinitely interesting; and the plan be humbly hopes, is calculated in some measure for the edification of the frontier inhabitants. There

is an attempt to exhibit the great doctrines of chrif by tianity in their connection with each other, which U renders the work suitable for those who enjoy

not the means of systematic instruction. Divine grace appears rearing her splendid edifice on the

Csinos JUN 25 1901 150423

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