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ness of wicked men, as a fiery law; "a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn to the lowest hell," Deut. xxxii. 22.

It is established in the heart of every enemy to the Saviour, as a witness for God against them, for such are under the curse; and the curse of God is in the tabernacle of the wicked, and the wrath of God, revealed in the law, abideth on them.

It is a witness for God against all the heathen : the accusing and excusing of their thoughts and conscience shew the works of the law written in their hearts.

It is established, as magnified and made honourable, in the heart of the Mediator, who is both our ark and mercy-seat; which is the law's appointed place, where it is kept so close as never to arrest nor curse' any poor penitent sinner who seeks the mercy of God in Christ Jesus, who is the end of the law for righteousness to all that believe.

By the imputation of Christ's righteousness to the believer, and by the love of God shed abroad in his heart, the righteousness of the law is fulfilled in him, and is established in his mind and conscience; and as thus fulfilled in him, after the inner man, he loves it.

It is established in the hand of God the Father as a most severe rod: "Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Lord, and teachest him out of thy law, that thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity." And every such an one,

having heard and learned of the Father, says the Saviour cometh unto me.

And lastly, it is established by preaching the Gospel in the hand of the Judge of quick and dead; furnishing him with a flaming sword, and an iron rod; this sword shall come down on the people of his curse to judgment, and this rod will dash the wicked in pieces like a potter's vessel; when Christ shall appear as a just God, and a Saviour; a just God to the wicked, and as a Saviour to the saints, and to be admired in all that believe.

That my Reader may be enlightened to see the things which differ: the difference between the law of faith and that of works; between the Spirit of liberty and that of bondage; between a minister of the Spirit, who preaches Christ, and is called an Antinomian, and a minister of the letter, who favours Arminianism, and yet is called orthodox; and, after trying all things, be enabled to hold fast that which is good; is the prayer and desire of

Thy faithful Friend,

And willing Servant in Christ Jesus,

W. H.

THE

BARBE R;

OR

TIMOTHY PRIESTLEY SHAVED,

AS

REFLECTED FROM HIS OWN LOOKING-GLASS.

THE OPERATOR,

WILLIAM HUNTINGTON, S. S.

THOU, SON OF MAN, TAKE THEE A SHARP KNIFE, TAKE THEE A BAR-
BER'S RAZOR.
EZEK. V. 1.

AND THE LORD SHALL SHAVE WITH A RAZOR THE HEAD AND THE
HAIR OF THE FEET; AND IT SHALL ALSO CONSUME THE BEARD.

ISAIAH VII. 20.

THE

BARBER;

OR,

TIMOTHY PRIESTLEY SHAVED, &c.

ADDRESSED IN PART TO TIMOTHY PRIESTLEY HIMSELF.

TIMOTHY,

WHEN first your proposals for printing the Christian's Magazine were published, the expectations of professors were wound up to a most extravagant height. Many of them expected the mysteries of Heaven to be fathomed, and the wonders of the deep to be discovered; yea, nothing but treasures from your Magazine, both new and old. Your pregnant and fragrant proposals set such an edge on their appetites, that they expected, as soon as your stores were opened, the mysteries of heaven would have been displayed, and the skies would have poured down righteousness. There was little or nothing to be heard among us, but the expectations of Mr. Priestley's monthly entertainments. But, alas! alas! instead of a gospel banquet, a feast of fat things, we are

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