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REV. CHARLES BUCK,

[author Of The Theological Dictionary.]
Containing

'THE YOUNG

Christian's <5uit*t;

OR, SUITABLE DIRECTIONS, CAUTIONS, AND EN-
COURAGEMENT, TO THE

BELIEVER

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ON HIS FIRST ENTRANCE INTO THE DIVINE LLF.E."- \..'\

A TREATISE ON

Religious experience;

IN WHICH

ITS NATURE, EVIDENCES, AND ADVANTAGES,
ARE CONSIDERED.

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TOGETHER WITH,

ANECDOTES,

RELIGIOUS, MORAL, AND ENTERTAINING: ALPHA-
BETICALLY ARRANGED,

AND INTERSPERSED WITH A VARIETY OF

USEFUL OBSERVATIONS.

IN THREE VOLUMES.
VOL. I.

IPtnla&eipfna:

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY W. W. WOODWARD,

CORNER OF SECONP AND CHESNUT STREETS.

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PREFACE

TO YOUNG CHRISTIAN'S GUIDE.

•« FEED my Lambs"* was one of the last injunctions given by our Lord before he left this world. While ever attentive to the welfare of mankind at large, the young and weak of the Jlock were the objects of his care in particular. Herein he answered the description given of his character by the prophet: "A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking fax shall he not quench.'"^ Nothing could exceed the strength of his love, the tenderness of his reproofs, the exercise of his forbearance, and the constancy of his attention towards'them. Is it not well, therefore, to set him before its as our great exemplar? Did he look upon young disciples with pity and concern; and shall his ministers and people be destitute of feeling for them? Did he embrace every opportunity to advise and caution, direct and warn; and shall we be silent, and forbear instruction? Did he strengthen and console, guide and watch over them; and shall we pass them by as not worthy of our notice and regard? Shall the table be spread, and meat

* John xxi. la. + Is. xlii. 3.

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