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MANY SELECT AND CHRISTIAN
LETTERS AND TESTIMONIES,
WRITTEN ON SUNDRY OCCASIONS,
Ancient, eminent, faithful Friend, and minister of Christ Jesus,
IN TWO VOLUMES.
What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches.-Rev. i. 11.
For we write none other things unto you than what you have read and acknowledged, and I trust you
MARCUS T. C. GOULD, No. 6, NORTH EIGHTH STREET.
ISAAC T. HOPPER, No. 420, PEARL STREET.
J. HARDING, PRINTER.
MANY SELECT EPISTLES TO FRIENDS,
THAT ANCIENT, EMINENT, AND FAITHFUL MINISTER OF JESUS CHRIST,
ALL you that are believers in the light of Christ, which manifesteth darkness, ye are kept by the power of God unto the day of salvation. So, though your salvation is not yet completed, yet you have your keeper, the power of God, which neither slumbers nor sleeps, and it will keep you unto that day. For those virgins, in the parable, they had their keeper, by which they were preserved in their virginity, which they were never accused of losing; for it is said, that 'the cry was at midnight;' that is, the mid-time of darkness; for darkness is called night, and the voice of the bridegroom was at midnight, ‘Arise.' Now they that had no oil in their lamps did not enter with the bridegroom, but they that had oil did. Now that which doth keep is the power of God, and preserves pure unto him in the virginity, from that which would defile the virgin mind, and the virgin soul and spirit. For it is all from the same man of sin that defiles the mind, and the spirit, that leads them out to defile their bodies, and corrupt them; therefore all are to mind their keeper, the power of God, which was before the devil, the man of sin, was; by which power of God they have oil in their lamps, through which their lamps may be always burning in their temple, and such come to be the temple of God; for they that defile the temple, defile their souls and bodies, they let in the defiler and destroyer, and so their lamps go out, and they go from God and his power, the keeper, and such God will destroy. And so many as are kept by the power of the Lord unto the day of salvation, though the day of salvation