from this discovery will be tremendously dreadful.I. That the justice and mercy of GodWILL BE WITHOUT IMPEACHMET I THE FIALSETECE THAT WILL BE PROOUCED UPOALL ME.I shall not now dwell upon their case who arein circumstances essentially different from our own.We live under a dispensation,1. Of law, which law we have violated, but whichis in its nature holy, just, and good— which is of perpetual obligation, and which condemns us toeternal death.2. Provision is made fir our salvation in the Gos-136 THE BALACES.pel, and which provision is offered to all whom thelaw consigns to everlasting perdition,S, On the acceptance or rejection of this salvationour sentence will depend. We shall either be acquit-ted, justified, redeemed, or we shall fall under thecurse of the law, and under the infinitely severercurse of the Gospel. Our condemnation is not tobe referred to a divine, irresistible decree, nor toany want of efficacy in the provision and in themeans, but simply upon our non-acceptance, ourown refusal. If you entertain false views of theDivine decrees, the blame is yours : God has nei-ther misled you, nor in any way influenced you toadopt such views. " If I am to be saved, I shall besaved, and nothing can hinder it. If I am to pe-rish, no efforts of my own can avail : it is in vainfor me to strive. Besides, how am I to accept orto strive ? Am I not dead ? and can the deadperform the functions of the living?" You maythink all this very ingenious and very conclusive ;but if it be the sole cause of your everlasting de-struction, the very thought of it will ere long fillyou with horror. Turn, or die ! — turn, and live !