Preface by Jonathan Edwards
Biographical Sketch by John F. Thornbury
Mr. Bellamy presents experimental religion as distinguished from formality on the one hand, and enthusiasm on the other, set in a scriptural and rational light. It is written in two discourses in which come of the principal errors both of the Arminians and Antinomians are confuted, the foundation and superstructure of their different schemes demolished, and the truth as it is in Jesus explained and proved. The whole adapted to the weakest capacities, and designed for the establishment, comfort and quickening of the People of God in these evil times.
“I cannot but express my sincere wishes, that what is here written by this reverend and pious author, may be taken notice of, read without prejudice, and thoroughly considered as I verily believe, from my own perusal, it will be found a discourse wherein the proper essence and distinguishing nature of saving religion is deduced from the first principles of the oracles of God in a manner tending to a great increase of light in this infinitely important subject.” – Jonathan Edwards