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MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL SALEM.
Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.
ROMANS, V. 20.
nal life; and this life is in his son.....d John v.11.
our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucia
SALEM, (N. Y.)
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 sabbathi, 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 he bumbly hopes, is calculated in some measure for the edification of ibe frontier inhabitants. There is an attempt to exhibit the great do&rines of christjanity in their connection with each other, which renders the work suitable for those who enjoy not the means of systematic instruction. Divine grace appears rearing her splendid edifice on the
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