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FAMILY LÉCTURES

ON

THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE

OF THE

CHRISTIAN RELIGION.

VOL. I.

FAMILY LECTURES,

IN THREE PARTS,

ON THE

PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE

OF THE

Christian Religion :

FOR THE

USE OF FAMILIES, & FOR GENERAL INSTRUCTION.

WITH

AN ADDRESS TO SERIOUS INQUIRERS

ON THE
MEANS OF OBTAINING THAT KNOWLEDGE OF DIVINE TRUTH

WHICH LEADS TO SALVATION.

BY JOHN PRIDHAM, M.A.

FARINGDON, BERKS.

SECOND EDITION.

VOL. I.

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All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; that the man of God
may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Tim. Wil 16,317)

Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to
the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. Rev. xxii. 14.

LONDON:
PRINTED BY RICHARD WATTS,

Crown Court, Temple Bar.
PUBLISHED AND SOLD BY SEELEY AND SON, FLEET STREET ;
AND SOLD BY ALL OTHER BOOKSELLERS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

1826.

PREFACE.

THE Writer's object, in this Publication, is, to edify the Christian Believer, to awaken the careless and profane, and to furnish plain directions to those who are desirous to know what they “must do to inherit everlasting life.”

The Work is especially designed for the use of Families and for general instruction ; and may, therefore, be put into the hands of persons of every description:

Paragraphs have been occasionally inserted from Authors of acknowledged piety and talent: and where a forcible argument or illustration occurred, the Writer has ventured to enrich his own Work with it.

The Lectures were not written from texts; but texts have since been appended to them, explanatory of the subjects on which they treat.

To prevent the Book from assuming too great a bulk, it has been found necessary to make some of the Lectures very short. If each

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