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faith which was once delivered unto the saints." Great revolutions are going on in the religious and moral world; and while mind meets mind in the conflict of opinions, it should not be forgotten, that there are thousands, who need not so much to be strengthened in theoretical as in practical faith; who have, by diligent inquiry, become acquainted with the arguments in favor of gospel truth, - but who need the practical application of that greatest argument of all, — "a well ordered life and conversation," to complete them in Christian discipleship. To such this book is presented; and while it is not expected, that the seeker after controversial logic, or the mere professor of religion, will be much entertained in its company, it is devoutly hoped, that to many an humble spirit, seeking to know and to do the will of God, it may prove a cheerful visitant,
a profitable companion.
J. G. A. APRIL 1, 1840.
GOVERNMENT OF THE TONGUE.
Apostle's Description. — Evils of the Tongue. -1. Gossip, Un-
profitable Talk. — Remarks on others. — How to be made. —
IMPROVEMENT OF TIME.
Flight of Time. — Shortness of Life. — Importance of wisely im-
proving Time. — Scripture Commands. — Christian's Duty.-
Old and New Testament Teachings. Example of Jesus.
Apostolic Example. — Christian Religion implies Diligence. —
How shall Time be most advantageously employed ? — Habit-
ual waste of Time in the various Departinents of Life. — Two
Things to be observed. — 1. Early Rising. – A Doctrine of the
Scriptures. — Practised by Men of Eminence and Usefulness.-
Buffon's Testimony.-Frederick of Prussia.—Peter the Great.-
Dr. Doddridge.—Morning a fit Season for Business or Devotion.
Mr. Robinson's impressive Language. — Morning a Season
of peculiar Interest to the Christian. — 2. Proper Arrangement
An Error. THE CHRISTIAN SABBATH. - Public Worship. –
The CHRISTIAN Ministry : Support of it. — A Fault. – Mur-