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Main Question

OF THE

GOSPEL CATECHISM,
What think ye of Chrift?

BE IN G

The SUBSTANCE of some SERMONS on

Matth. xxii. 42. preached at Por TMDAK,
&c. on a Sacramental Occasion, Aug. 22d
1725.

B Y
The Reverend Mr. RALPH ER SKIN E, Minister of

the Gospel at Dumferline.

Acts iv. II.
This is the Stone which was set at nought by you Builders,

which is become the Head of the Corner.

A NEW EDITION Corrected.

GLASGOW
Printed for DAVID DUNCAN,

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Main QUESTION

OF THE

GOSPEL CATECHISM.

MATTH. xxii. 42. What think ge of Chrift?

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Y Friends, if ye have any Regard to the

Voice of the Son of God, speaking to you in this. Text, then, to be sure, the Appli

cation of it is begun, before ever we come to the Explication of it. And indeed, if the Lord himself would open and apply it to you, you would see more in it than we can tell you. Perhaps many here, when the Minister reads his Text, turn up their Bibles, and put a Mark upon the Place of Scripture ; Very"well, but then they think there is the Minister's Text, and so no more of it, as if it were only the Minifter's Concern, or at most, that it is only the Minister's Business to speak to his Text, and their Business to hear what he says. But, my Friends, you wou'd know, that you have here more than a Text, and it is my Business at the Time, not only to read you à Text, but to ask you a Question ; and I cannot resume my Text without proposing it, What think ye of Chrift? And it is your Business, not only to hear seriously what is faid, but to answer folemnly before God what is asked, namely, What think ye of Christ? If you take it up fimply as my Text, you will think yourselves little concerned with it; but if you apprehend it as Chrilt's Question to you, then your concern is great: It is not my Question only, but as Chrift proposed it to the

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