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ceive Darius any more the real friend of that God, when he made a decree that all people should worship him, than he was when he made the decree, that no petition should be aiked of any God or man, for thirty days, save of himself. The cause of truth wants nothing in its fervice but the fruits of the Spirit, which are love, joy, peace, gentlenefs, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance. All the divisions and subdivisions which now exist among christians, or ever have exifted, were caused wholly for want of those graces. Should ve be, tenacious about certain sentiments and peculiarities of faith, the time is not far diftant, when, univerfalists, who have fuffered every kind of contemptuous treatment, from the enemics of the doctrine, will be at war among themselves, and be trodden under foot of the Gentiles. Having begun in the Spirit, do not think to be made perfect by the flesh. In order to imitate cur Savior, let us, like him, have compassion on the ignorant and those whom we view to be out of the way.

Attend to the exhortation, “Let brotherly love continue." If we agree in brotherly love, there is no disagreement that can do us any injury ; but if we do not, no other agreement can do us any good. Let us keep a strict guard against the enemy "that fows discord among brethren." Let us ende.vor to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bonds of peace.” May charity, that heaven-born companion of the human heart, never forsake us ; and may the promise of the Savior be fulfilled concerning us, 6 Lo I am with you even unto the end of the world." You have now, kind reader, cast your eye over these

pages; perhaps you feel to say, the doctrine of univerfal holiness and happiness cannot be true, notwithstanding all the author has said in favor of it ;' and if so, I condemn you not. The time has been, when I believed as little of the doctrine as you now do ; I never adopted the belief of universal holiness and happiness out of choice, but from the force of real cr fupposed evidence.

And I know you cannot believe it, on any other ground. I hope, however, you feel no enmity to so glorious a system of God's grace; I hope you have the fuirit of Christ, and wish well to mankind. I have, befure, great confolation in believing that my Redeemer has many faithful servants and loving disciples in the world, who do not believe in the extenfivencfs of salvation as I do, and I often take great fatisfacion, in fcalis of charity, with such breth

St. Peter was undoubtedly a lover of Christ and liis gofpel, before he was taught by the sea of Joppa to call no man common or unclean. The rest of the disciples, who were dissatisfied with his preaching the gospel to the uncircumcised, were doubtless poffefled of the spirit of Chrift, which caufed them to glorify God when they had more extensive views of the gofpel, through Peter's communications. As far as I see men walk in the spirit of love to God and one another, I feel an union with them, whether their particular sentiments are mine, or not. Men cannot believe at will; we believe, as evidence appears to our mind. The times have been, when each denomination has been profcribed, and, in fome measure, perfecuted. Each as it rofe has been cenfured by those who could not fall in with their doctrine ; and what does all this condemning one another prove, only the imperfections of all, and the badness of the human heart? You will not think evil of me, kind reader, if I exhort you not to feel too hard against what you may find to be your duty, to acknowledge. It grieved Peter, when his Lord asked him the third time, if he loved him, as hé had denied him thrice. There are many universalisis now who have frequent occafion to confess how hard they have been against the doctrine, and how much they have spoken unadvisedly with their lips against what they now rejoice to believe is truth, and humbly adore the Savior of finners for opening their eyes to behold such unspeakable beauties.


If you attend to the exhortation, to grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, undoubtedly you may fee more of the riches of his goodness than

you now do. The prophet Ezekiel's knowledge of the holy waters was progressive, and obtained by degrees : When he was first led into the waters, they were only to his ancles ; but he went still further, and they were to his knees ; he went still further, and they were to his loins ; he went further, and the waters were risen, waters for men to swim in, a river that no man could pass. Had the prophet refused to travel in these waters, after he first entered them, he would not have known nor believed them to be so multitudinous as they were. A foul, in the earliest moments of heavenly love, is first unspeakably charmed with the untold beauties and

graces of his Redeemer; next, wife, children, father, mother, brothers, fifters, all friends, directly enemies, and finally all mankind are embraced in the extended arms of heavenly love and divine benevolence.

I close this work, humbly hoping and expecting the glorious increase and extensive growth of what I have, (though feebly) contended for, viz. the holiness and happiness of mankind. I look, with strong expectation, for that period, when all fin, and every degree of unreconciliation will be destroyed, by the divine power of that love which is stronger than death, which many waters cannot quench, nor the floods drown ; in which alone I put my trust, and in which my hope is anchored for all mankind; earnestly praying, that the desire of the righteous may not be cut off.

The fulness of times will come, and the times of the restitution of all things will be accomplished. Then shall truth be victorious, and all error flee to eternal night. Then shall universal songs of honor be sung to the praise of him who liveth forever and ever. All death, forrow and crying, shall be done away ; pains and disorders shall be no more felt, temptations no more trouble the lovers of God, nor fin poison the human heart. The bleffed hand of the once crucified shall wipe tears from off all faces. O, transporting thought! Then shall the blefsed Savior fee of the travail of his soul, and be satisfied, when, through his mediation, universal nature shall be brought in perfect union with truth and holiness, and the spirit of God fills all rational beings. Then shall the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus, which maketh free from the law of fin, become the governing principle of the whole man once made subject to vanity, once inthraled in darkness, fin and misery ; but then, delivered from the bondage of corruption, and restored to perfect reconciliation to God, in the heavenly Adain. Then shall the great object of the Savior's mission be accomplished. Then fhall the question be asked, O death, where is thy sting? But death shall not be, to give the answer. And, O grave, where is thy victory? But the boafter shall be filent. The Son ihall deliver up the kingdom to God the Father ; the eternal radiance shall finile, and God shall be ALL in ALL.


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earth ;' by which it will read correctly, viz. the colony whicha we have planted on our new made earth have rebelled;' & Co


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