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truth_n faith_n justify_v object_n 1,744 5 9.2095 5 false
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A92854 The humbled sinner resolved what he should do to be saved. Or Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ the only way of salvation for sensible sinners. Discovering the quality, object, acts, seat, subject, inseparable concomitants and degrees of justifying faith. The agreement and difference of a strong and weak faith; the difficulty of beleeving, the facility of mistake about it, and the misery of unbelief. The nature of living by faith, and the improvement of it to a full assurance. Wherein several cases are resolved, and objections answered. / By Obadiah Sedgwick, Batchelour in Divinity and late minister of the Gospel in Covent Garden. Sedgwick, Obadiah, 1600?-1658. 1657 (1657) Wing S2375; Thomason E900_1; ESTC R203520 234,690 315

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