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KNOCKING AT THE DOOR

OF

SINNERS' HEARTS;

OR,

A SOLEMN ENTREATY TO RECEIVE THE SAVIOUR AND HIS GOSPEL

IN

THIS THE DAY OF MERCY.

BY REV. JOHN FLAVEL.

1689.

REVISED EDITION.

PUBLISHED BY THE
AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY,

150 NASSAU-STREET, NEW YORK.

PREFATORY NOTICE.

THE following is a revised edition of an admirable treatise by the author of “ The Fountain of Life” and “The Method of Grace."

It appeared originallò under the title of "England's Duty;": and consisted of twelve sermons, preached, under the rich effusions of the Spirit, to the author's' congregation, in the years 1688–9, about two years before his death, on the restoration of religious freedom, through the revolution that virtually annulled the Act of Uniformity, by which the author for twenty-five years had been restrained from the free and public exercise of his ministry.

In this edition the treatise has been arranged in the form of chapters, and while considerable liberty has been taken with the language, in changing obscure phraseology, substituting modern for obsolete words, and omitting repetitious passages, the spirit of the writer and his views of Christian doctrine have been carefully preserved, and every scriptural quotation has been verified. A new title has likewise been adopted, more significant of the subject matter of the work. It is believed, that in its present form, it will be esteemed a worthy companion to those already named, and, under the divine blessing, add greatly to the usefulness of the estimable author.

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