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Yc are not under the Law, but under GRACE. The LAW was our Schoolmatter to bring us to CIIRIST; who bath changed the Customis which Moses delivered. Rom. 6.11. Gal. 3.24. Acts,6..
The Law was given by Moses, but Grace and 'Truth came by Jesus Chrift. And by bim all that believe are justified firm all Things. from wbicb ye could not be justified by the Law of Moses. Job1.1.17. Sc.
Whole Duty of Man,
Autho:iled by the KING's moft Excellent Majesty
Wild DEVOTIONS propir, for several Occasions.
TIIE TWENTY-SECOND EDITION.
of bis Son Jesus Christ, imd LOVE one anotbcr. i John iii. 23.
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The New Whole Duty of Man. Containing the Faith as well as Practice of a Christian, made easy for tbe Praslice of “ the Present Age, as, tbe. O L D W Hole Duty of Man was designed for ebole unbspby' “"Tines in wbicbit was writies; and supplying the ARTICLES of the Christian Faith, ; !" which are wanting in ibat Book, tho? .
Essentially necessary to Salvation. « Necessary for all Families : wirb Devotions proper for several Occasions." And whereas the said Edward Wickfied has informed us, that the said Work has Seen perfected with great Labour, Study, and Expence, He has therefore humbly prayed us to AUTHORISE, and grant to him, the said Edward Wickfeed, Our Royal Privilege and Licence for the SOLE Printing, Publishing, and Vending the said Work, &c. W É being graciously inclined to give all dye Encouragement to Works that may be
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THE following reasons, I hope, will justify me to a
1 candid and considerate reader, for publishing this Wbole Duty of Man ; and, I trust, they are also sufficient to remove and prevent any prejudices, that at first appearance may possibly be entertained or suggested against it. .
It being now near one hundred years since the publication of the Old Whole Duty of Man, it need not be matter of surprise to any, if the generality of readers begin to be but a little affected by that work.
The cause of which dislike is to be ascribed in a great measure, I presume, to the distance of those times in which that treatise was wrote ; for not only the words, but the manner of expression, and the ways and methods of treating such subjects are, and ought to be, very different now from what they were formerly. And tho’I am far from denying that a vein of sound learning and morality is visible throughout that book, or that it was well adapted for those unhappy times of strife and confusion in which it was written; *yet all this lying under the forementioned disadvantages, it is apprehended the people of the present age are never like to be better reconciled to it. “ For the case in reality was this: during the time of confusion, many of the preachers (and writers) had not only forborne to inculcate the duties of morality, but had laboured to depreciate them ; to perfuade the people that faith was all, and works nothing. And therefore, in order to take off those unhappy impressions, the Clergy found themselves obliged to inculcate, with more than ordinary diligence, the necesiity of moral duties in the christian life, and to labour to restore them to their proper. share in the christian scheme." of Besides, A
• The OLD Whole Duty of Man, as appears by Dr. Hammond's Letter, dated March 16,57, was first published under the usurpation of Oliver Cromwell, who had subverted the constitution both in church and fiole.
+ See the Bishop of London's ad paftoral Iciter, page 64, Svo Edition.