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others again, a similar adaptedness to individual relations. In others still, fundamental doctrines are established by deductions from facts in a manner highly convincing and satisfactory,—a method of commending them to the understanding, which, in a promiscuous assembly, has many advantages over a more refined and abstract mode of reasoning, and for which Dr. Payson was pre-eminently distinguished. In all, the Saviour is honored, and the claims of Jehovah asserted and maintained.
These sermons are distinguished for simplicity, perspicuity, and directness,—the great object of the preacher being every where apparcnt, viz. to persuade men to become reconciled to God, and to build up Christians on their most holy faith. Like former posthumous publications from the same fervid pen, they are commended to the blessing of God and the candor of the community.
A Class of Sinners excluded from Mercy.
As I live, saith the Lord, though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Ju.
dah were the signet upon my right baud, yet would I pluck thee thence.
Him that cometh to me, I will in no wise cast out.-Jobn vi. 37,
And behold the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the
mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the
Lord was not in the wind : and alter the wind an earthquake, but the
Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fira ; but
the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. And
it was so, when Elijah baard it that he wrapped bis face in bis manile,
and went out and stood in the entering in of the cave ; and, behold,
there came a voice unto bim, and said, what dost thou here Elijah ?
1. Kings sus. 11, 12, 13,
For I have told him, that I will judge bis bouse forever, for the iniquity
which he knoweth ; because his sons made themselves vile, and be re-
strained them not. And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli,
that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor
ottering forever.- 1 Samuel iii, 13, 14.
The Glory which is due to Jehovah. 299
Give unto the Lord, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory
and strength. Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; bring
an offering, and come before him ; worship the Lord in the beauty of
boliness. -I Chronicles xvi. 28, 29.
Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him !-Jobn xi. 36.
of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the