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the regenerate soul's knowing his regeneration and has led to so much doubt and embarrassment upon this subject, is that regeneration has been regarded as belonging to the sensibility, and hence the attention has been directed to the ever fluctuating feelings for evidence of the change. No wonder that this has led conscientious souls into doubt and embarrassment. But let the subject of regeneration be disinthralled from a false philosophy, and let it be known that the new heart consists in supreme disinterested benevolence or in entire consecration to God, and then who can not know for what end he lives or what is the supreme preference or intention of his soul? If men can settle any question whatever beyond all doubt by an appeal to conciousness, it would seem that this must be the question. Hence the bible enjoins it as an imperative duty to know ourselves whether we are christians. We are to know each other by our fruits. This is expressly given in the bible as the rule of judgment in the case. The question is not so much what are the man's opinions as what does he live for? Does he endeavor to promote true religion, love to God and man? Does he manifest a charitable state of mind? Does he manifest the attributes of benevolence in the various circumstances in which he is placed? O when shall the folly of judging men more by their opinions and feelings than by the tenor of their lives cease? It seems difficult to rid men of the prejudice that religion consists in feelings and in experiences, in which they are altogether passive. Hence they are continually prone to delusion upon the most momentous of all questions. Nothing can break this spell but the steady and thorough inculcation of the truth in regard to the nature of regeneration.

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