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SERMONS,

ON THE

DOCTRINES AND TRUTHS

OF

THE LORD'S NEW CHURCH:

DELIVERED IN THE

New Jerusalem Temple,

BIRMINGHAM.

And now published by Subscription, at the

Request of the Society.

By J. PROUD, N.H.M.

APO. xxi. 5.

Et dixit sedens super throno, ecce nova omnia facio.

Nunc licet.

E. S.

BIRMINGHAM,
PRINTED AND SOLD BY J. BELCHER;

SOLD ALSO BY THE AUTHOR.

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FOR

you the following difcourses were composed, to you they were delivered, and by your request they are now published; therefore to you they are more peculiarly dedicated. The approbation they have met with from so judicious a society, gives me reason to hope they may be acceptable, and useful, to those who shall read them: and I am happy in having this opportunity of publicly acknowledging, how much fatisfaction and pleasure I feel in possessing

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the good opinion and esteem, and above all, the Affection, of that society, to which my private studies and public labors are particularly devoted.

Love to God and man is the effence of our religion ; your love to God, I trust, is manifested by a regular life of piety and goodness, by a constant and zealous obedience to the holy commandments of the word; and your

love to each other is evident to all. Harmony, unanimity, and peace, have been uninterruptedly preserved amongst us; and I believe I am justified in saying, that every real member loves his brethren as he loves himself. But your charity is not confined, will never be confined within the narrow limits of your own society; it does, and will extend to ALL MEN, near or distant, friend or foe, of whatever name or nation. If we love God,

we

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