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Such is the course of moral education I propose for all children. I write it through faith : if my

faith is vain, so will be the teaching. But this I say,

the man who puts his trust in God by faith will, say the least, die happy: and if, on death, he finds there is neither resurrection nor a God, he will still be the gainer, by living and dying with a peaceful conscience. But if, as I do most solemnly believe, there is a God, a judgment, and a resurrection, awful will be the state of that man who neglects this great salvation, and the more so who neglects the teaching of his children. The child who is taught in the love and admonition of the Lord, is a blessing to itself, a blessing to its parents, a blessing to the world, and to eternity. The one who is reared in the ways of wickedness becomes the reverse of this. We shall, therefore, be wise to lead our offspring with ourselves to search the Scriptures; and with the grace of God, we shall not only subdue our unruly passions, but obtain the atonement, walk in peace here, and share in happiness eternal hereafter.


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