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er wifich, IN THE course of THE LAst seveN YEARs, by
sINCERE FRIEND AND well-wishER,
G. S. FABER,
THE Reader will perceive by the date anneared to the Preface, that this work has been written several years. In fact, the author was in no haste to publish on a subject which, however important, requires some degree of prudence in the discussion. It has been his wish to eachibit what he believes, to the best of his judgment, to be the doctrines and practice taught by that pure and apostolical Church, of which he feels it his privilege to be a minister. In revising what he has written, though after a considerable period of time, he did not find that any alterations were necessary beyond mere verbal corrections.
EveRY person, who is in the least degree acquainted with the corruption of the human heart, will readily acknowledge, that his own unassisted abilities are totally unequal to the task of faithfully serving God. Repeated violations of the most solemn resolutions of amendment have shown him his weakness; and his numerous lapses have wefully convinced him, that he stands in
need of some divine conductor to lead