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BARRY

ON

E L E C TI O N.

REVISED

By the Rev. WILLIAM HUNTINGTON, S. S.

LATE MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL,

AT PROVIDENCE CHAPEL, GRAY'S INN LANE.

NOTWITHSTANDING, IN THIS REJOICE NOT, THAT THE SPIRITS

ARE SUBJECT UNTO YOU: BUT RATHER REJOICE BECAUSE YOUR NAMES ARE WRITTEN IN HEAVEN.

LUKE X. 20.

THIRD EDITION.

LONDON:

PUBLISHED BY E. HUNTINGTON, 55, HIGH STREET,

BLOOMSBURY.

J. Innes, Printer, Wells-street, Oxford-street, London.

DOCTRINE

OF

PARTICULAR ELECTION,

BEFORE TIME,

ASSERTED AND PROVED

BY G 0 D’s W 0 R D;

IX ANSWER

TO A CHALLENGE GIVEN THE AUTHOR TO MAKE

GOOD THE ABOVESAID DOCTRINE.

WHEREIN IS EVIDENTLY DISCOVERED,

I. That the abovesaid doctrine, rightly understood and believed, wille application to one's self, is the great enemy of sin, both in the heart and life of a true Believer; and that which keeps the Believer from despair, in the deepest desertion and templation.

II. That the doctrine of free-will and general redemption, &c. is an inlet to, and an encourager of sin ; and which leads in the end to horrid despair.

FOR THERE SHALL ARISE FALSE CHRISTS, AND PALSE PROPHETS, AND

SHALL SHEW GREAT SIONS AND WONDERS, INSOMUCH THAT IT
IT WERE POSSIBLE THEY SHOULD DECEIVE THE VERY ELECT.

MATT. XXIV. 24.

WHEREFORE THE RATHER, BRETHREN, GIVE DILIGENCE TO NAKE YOUR CALLING AND ELECTION SURE.

2 PET. I. 10.

BY JAMES BARRY.

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COURTEOUS READER,

I am to inform thee, that in the time of the Popish government, when Popery and Quakerism smiled so amicably on each other, as the two religions, if I might so call them, which are nearest of kin of all the religions visibly professed in these kingdoms, the people called Quakers sent me a thrasonical challenge in writing, (which was afterwards published in print), to prove, from the scriptures of truth, the four doctrines here following: 1. The doctrine of the resurrection of this fleshly body, which dies and turns to dust. 2. The doctrine of justification, by the alone righteousness of Jesus Christ, freely imputed. 3. The doctrine of imperfection in sanctification in the most mortified believer, while in this world. 4. The doctrine of particular unconditionate election before time. All which the Quakers do stiffly and peremptorily deny, as by their printed book against me doth evidently appear. Their challenge I was resolved to answer in print, to let the world see what heterodox and heretical principles that deluded and seduced people do hold and teach for true

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