Imatges de pÓgina




For the Right Understanding of the

Laws and Covenants,

Whereby Man has been oblig'd thro' the feveral
Ages of the World to guide himself in order
to Eternal Salvation. Wherein the most impor-
tant Points of Religion are explain'd and set
in a true Light.

Chiefly defign'd for the Benefit of young Students in
Divinity, but very Useful to be perused by all Re-
ligious Perfons, in order to their Right Understand-
ing of GOD's most Gracious as well as most Just
Dealings with All Mankind, from the Creation to
the End of the World.


By the Revd Dr Edw. Wells, late Rector of Cotes-
bach in Leicestershire, and Bleachly in Bucks.

0 X FOR D,

Printed at the THEATER for Will. Wells Bookfeller
in Oxford: and Sold by Ja. Knapton, Cb. Rivington,
in St Paul's Church-yard, and Jof. Hazard at the Bible
in Stationers Court, Bookfellers in London. 1729.

іні.д. 574.



Vice-Can. OXON.

Feb. 6. 1728.

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T must be granted, that it is of the very bigheft
Importance to have a right Knowledge of the
Terms of the Gofpel-Covenant; forafmuch

as on a right Knowledge thereof depend a right Belief and Practice, and on thefe depends our Eternal Salvation. As fuch a right Knowledge is neceffary to every Chriftian, fo it is in the most fpecial manner to a Divine; forafmuch as a wrong Notion in one whofe Bufinefs it is to inftruct others, thereby becomes more liable to fpread its Contagion, and fo to prove pernicious to the greater Number of People. It can never be enough lamented, that the great Cunning of that grand Enemy, who is always making it his Bufiefs to fow Tares among the good Seed, has fo far prevail d, that there is scarce any one material Point of the Gospel-Covenant relating to Salvation, but what is misunderstood by fome Party or other of Chriftians, or of fuch at least as call themselves fo. Hence it comes to pass, that the Generality of Books concerning Divinity is more or less tainted with wrong Notions of the Gospel-Covenant; and particularly fuch Books as ufually fall or are put firft into the hands of young Students in Divinity, on account of their Compendioufness, and fo Smalness and Cheapness; as the Common Systems, Enchiridions, or the like. By these unhappy means

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