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BY HOSEA BALLOU,
Aufbor of "Treatise on Atonement," "Candid Review," &c. &c.

Born 1781 - died 1882

Third Edition.

HALLOWELL: W. F. LAJNÉ.

1822.

Printed by John Dorr, Wiscassets

375

.83

1802

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District of Maine, ss. BE IT REMEMBERED, That on this fifth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, and the forty-sixth year of the Independence of the United States of America, W. F. LAINE, of the District of Maine, has deposited in this Office, the title of a Book, the right whereof he clairs as proprietor, in the words following, viz : “ Notes on the Parables of the New Testament, " scripturally illustrated and argumentatively defended. By Hosca 6 Ballou, author of “Treatise on Atonement,” “ Candid Review," &c, « &ci. Third Edition. Hallowell: W. F. Laine. 1822."— In conform. ity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, " An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned;" and also, to an act, entitled, "An Act supplementary to an act, entitled. an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein men. tioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, cagraving, and etching historical and other prints."

JOHN MUSSEY, Jun,

Clerk of the District Court of Maine. A true copy as of Record - Attest,

JOHN MUSSEY, Jun. Clerk D. C. M,

An Epistle to the Reader.

CHRISTIAN READER,

TO mention all the motives which induced me to publish the fol. lowing Notes, would cxtend this epistle beyond its proper limits ; yet, it

may be satisfactory to note some of the most important,

It has appeared to me for some time, that something of this-nature was as much needed, among christian people, as any thing that could be offered from the scriptures; and that on account of the very dif. ferent manner in which public teachers have treated the Parables of the New Testament, and the disagreeable consequences arising there. from.

Perhaps it may be said, without encroaching on the feelings of the reader, that most of the ideas imbibed by people in geueral, in divinity, are received from the pulpit. And while one congregation is attending to explanations of the Parables in one way, another is enter. tained with differert ideas on the same passages. When those ideas are received, they form quite a difference in the opinions of christians ; this dissimilarity of sentiment engenders twice as much disaffection in the heart, where nothing contrary to charity ought to be found; this disaffection is like a hot bed to the seeds of contention, and roots of bitterness.

And although I do not expect so favorable a consequence to result from my little Pamphlet, as a general agreement among chris. tians, in respect to the Parables; yet, I entertain an humble hope, that it may make, at least, an approximation towards so favorable an object; perhaps by inducing some more able writer, who possesses. more leisure for writing, to favor the public with a treatise on so wortby a subject,

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