Context of An inquiry concerning the state of the unregenerate under the Gospel; : whether, on every rising degree of internal light, conviction and amendment of life, they are (while unregenerate) undoubtedly, on the whole, more vile, odious and abominable (in God's sight) than they would have been had they continued secure and at ease, going on in their sins, under the same external means of light: : Containing remarks on the tenth section of the Rev'd Mr. Samuel Hopkins's late answer to Doctor Mayhew's sermon on striving to enter in at the strait gate; intitled "A brief inquiry into the use of means."