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An ABRIDGMENT of Mr. JAQUELOT's
HISTORY of the SUFFERINGS and MARTYRDOM
Be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and
Heb. vi. 12.
PRINTED FOR THE EDITOR;
H. GARDNER, IN THE STRAND; H, TRAPP, PATER-NOSTER-ROW;
CHURCH OF CHRIST ASSEMBLING IN
MY DEAR FRIENDS,
The Providence of God is so frequently overlooked, misrepresented, or, partially confidered, that those arguments which have a tendency to undeceive us, and to instruct us, on this subject, are, in my opinion, worthy of our best attention. We cannot think on Providence, to any religious purpose, unless we constantly consider, WHOSE Providence it is, on which we employ our thoughls. Having settled this important point, in the next place, let us endeavour to form, and retain, a found judgment of this article of our faith. Providence is not an attribute of God, but an action; that action, whereby be moves, and directs ALL THINGS, after the counsel of his own will. Thus be executes his own decree. Providence is various in its operations, unlimited in its extent, and often, to us, past finding out; but it is no less uniform than wonderful. There is such a close conne&tion, and so much agreement, between the operations of God in Providence, and in Grace, that if the former is regarded, the latter cannot be despised.