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Chrift the Righteoufness of his People; or,
REPRESENTED IN SEVERAL
PREACHED AT THE
BY RICHARD RAWLIN.
Published at the Request of the Com-
Printed by JOHN BRYCE, for PATRICK ED.
Who encourage and support the Lecture at PINNER'S-HALL.
ROM the time that you called me to be a helper of your faith and joy, in the service of a lecture, that has been fo extenfively useful, I hope I have
had nothing more in my view, than to explain and recommend, in the best manner I can, the feveral great and important truths of the gofpel, as they might offer themselves in the courfe of that miniftry, which I am fulfilling among you. And as fome of my first thoughts led me to confider and flate the doctrine of Juftification, I was the more encouraged to attempt this, as I knew of what dear importance this article of our faith was with you; and that a well-meant defign to place it in fuch a light, as might fecure the complete honour of our juftification to the righteousness of Christ, and the free grace of God, in and through him, could not fail of meeting with a favourable reception among you, whatever imperfections might attend the execution of it; nor have my expectations herein been disappointed.
1,Do not pretend to offer any thing new upon a fubject, that has fo often employed the pens of our beft and ablest Divines fince the Reformation. My chief defign has been to give an eafy, methodical, and connected view of this capital article of our faith, in the feveral bearings and dependancies of one part of the fubject upon another; and I have with the more care and attention endeavoured this, as I apprehend the want of taking fuch a view of it has been, at least, one occafion of thofe unhappy mistakes, which fome have fallen into about it, and of those many prejudices, which others have entertained againft what feems to me to be the true scripture-doctrine in this point : Taking the whole together in that light, in which I have endeavoured to place it, I hope it will appear a scheme worthy of God, and confiftent with itfelf; and that, A 3