John Dury on the true aim of our holy profession

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The true aim of the Holy profession is, to shew forth unto this evil world, the life and virtues of him who hath called us unto his Kingdom and glory. The Truth which we know, and which by the Gospel is revealed unto us, is the testimony of Jesus; that in him alone there is Redemption from all sins; that by him alone there is all sufficiency of Grace to be received through Faith; that for his sake alone we have free access by the Spirit unto the Father; that the titles and names of King, Captain, and Forerunner, of Apostle, Prophet and High Priest, of Author and Finisher of our salvation, do belong to him alone: and that he being alone the Way, the Truth and the Life, no man can come to the Father but by him; this we do know and acknowledge; this wee doe maintain and profess as the Truth: but who can say that the true aim of this profession, is taken up and followed as it ought to be? this aim is to follow him as dear children, expressing him in his life, that is, in his lowly, just, holy, and unblameable conversation amongst men; and in his death; that is, in his mortified, his self-denying, his afflicted, his meek and humble condition in this world. ...

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