is the object of the present Work to aid in promoting Holy Living. It
will be noticed, that the principles of the Work take for granted, and
every where imply, that man ought to be, and may be holy. Holiness is
the one great thing, for which, above all others, man should live. It
has been my desire in the following pages, some of which have already
appeared in a periodical publication, to promote this great result.
are reasons of a personal nature, why I should not have written. There
are other reasons, which none can appreciate but myself, which seemed to
me imperatively to require it. If what is said is true, nothing but good
can ultimately flow from it. If it be otherwise, it is my earnest
supplication that He, who can bring good out of evil, will overrule the
mistakes of human infirmity to the glory of his own name.