Increase Mather – An Earnest Exhortation To the Inhabitants of New-England (1676)

God who sometimes said unto Jerusalem, be instructed lest my Soul depart from thee, and thou become desolate, a Land not inhabited, doth by his solemn Judgements in like manner call from Heaven upon New-England, saying, be thou instructed, lest I depart from thee, and thou become desolate without an English Inhabitant.
Wherefore we are to be exhorted (and Oh that we might be persuaded) since we have been brought into such a bleeding state,
to make a right improvement of this dreadful Dispensation. O let not the Lord complain of New-England as sometimes of Israel, My People know not the Judgement of the Lord.

An Earnest Exhortation to New England

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