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tions annexed to each Head.
DELIVERED AT CAMBRIDGE, BRISTOL, &c.
BY WILLIAM ᎻᎯᎷᎷ0NDT. B.
Speak thou the things which become sound doctrine, Tit. ii 1.
THE doctrines of the Church are her ornament and glory, as well as the life, spirit, and joy of all her true members ; because they testify of, lead to, and center in the beloved Saviour, who is the head of the Church; therefore, will ever be held dear and sacred by them. For, they are not imposed on us, as some assert, by human power, but by the divine, uncontrolable authority of God in his holy scriptures. Hence, we cordially receive, heartily embrace, and comfortably live under the experience and influence of them by humble faith. And it is a pleasing reflection to the faithful in Christ, that ever since the articles of our Church were composed, by our godly, venerable, and Protestant Reformers, and established by the authority of the land, that all real christians, all sound protestants, (however differing in smaller matters,) have readily subscribed those doctrinal Articles, ex animo. But, it is no part of the glory of the present day, that fattious, licentious spirits abound among us; and that men of corrupt minds, destitute of the truth, have assembled in troops to oppose, and have shot out their arrows, even bitter words, against these scripture bulwarks of our Zion;