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Righteousness of God.
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Trusting to a Better Righte-
oufness than OUR OWN,

Opened and Defended, in a Plain Pra-
Etical Difcourfe upon ROM. X. 3.

By B. JENKS, late Rector of Harley in
Shropshire, and Chaplain to the Right
Honourable the Earl of Bradford.



Printed for Daniel Midwinter and Aaron Ward at the King's-Arms in Little-Britain; Benj. Motte at the Middle-Temple-Gate in Fleetftreet; and John Ofwald at the Rofe and Crown in the Poultry, near Stocks-Market. 1732.

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To the READER.

HIS little Tract, which now

Tfor several years has pass'd in

the World with fome Acceptance, and, for ought I know, without any publick Contradiction, adventures again abroad in another Edition. The former Impreffions being a good while fince gone off, I hope to the good Satisfaction of all fuch as feek after that Righteoufnefs, the work of which is Peace, and its Effect Quietness and Affurance for ever.

And if there be not fuch an univerfal Acquiefcence among us, in this comfortable Doctrine of our Church, as there feems to be at this time, in the happy Nurfing Mother of our Church, Thofe Prejudices and grudgings which may yet remain against it do afford Reafon, more than I could wifh, for the further Infiling upon it: But no Reafon can I apprehend, why a Minister of the Gospel fhould fear to perfift in Afferting the Faith of the Gospel: and fuch a Truth as is of the

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(iii) am apt to think That none who -arneft on the part of Arminius, ver give Socinus any Thrust to the Heart.

'few Pelagians think fit to own ateful Name, even while they Te for the peftilent Doctrine; Acng to S. Jerom's obfervation,That gianifm is the only Herefy, which ham'd to appear for the Caufe àid, which its Fautors fuggeft and pagate in Corners: Tet Experience Isus, What Credit a prevailing de can give to things none of the ft. Yea, let them be never fo Indefible, yet if fmiling upon depraved ature, they'll not want for Champions id Abetters to maintain the Caufe, ven to death.

Full of Rebellion, I would dye,
Or Fight, or Travel, or deny
That thou haft ought to do with me.


So Raves the man who is in (not his Pure, but) his Corrupt Naturals.

Naturam expellas furcâ licet,

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