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THIS AND THE OTHER WORLD;

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* STATE OF SAINTS AND SINNERS IN BOTH;

CONTRASTED.

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Br THE LATE REV. THOMAS BOSTON,

AUTHOR OF THE FOURFOLD STATE, &c.

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EDINBURGH:
PRINTED BY THOMAS TURNBULL,
FOR WILLIAM COKE, BOOKSELLER, LEITH.

1799.

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They Are Of God, With Their Knowledge

Thereof, Illustrated;

AND

A Description Of The Unregenerate World

LY1NG 1N W1CKEDNESS.

Several Sermons preached at Etterick, in the end of the year 1728, and beginning of 1729.

1 John V. 19.

And we know that we are of God, and the whole -world Heth in wickedness.

AS it was said to Rebekah, Gen. xxv. 23. 'Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowelsand the elder Jhall serve the younger ,• so it may be said of this text. Two manner of people are here, to one of which all of us do belong, Vkz. Those that are of God, and those that are of the world. The latter is the elder, and shall serve the younger, Psal. xlix. 14. The upright Jhall have dominion over them in the morning.

1. There is a people, that though they are in the world, are not of it, but separated from it: And we know that we are of God. Here consider, (1.) The original of that people: They are of God; that is, begotten and born of God, regenerate persons, born again. They are a heavenly people in respect of their extract, born from above, 2 Pet. i. 4. (2.) Who they are in particular. We are they, we believers in Christ. ■ A Those

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