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IV. Holy Angels :

i. Their Rank ........
ii. Their Attributes..... Col. i. 16...18, 19

iii. Their Employments
v. Fallen Angels. Jude 6.........

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II. Earth:

1. The Globe itself. Gen. i, 1.............. 21
II. Man.

i. Body........
ü. Soul :

Gen. i. 26, 27..

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1. Its Nature ....
2. Soul not Material. Gen. ii, 7..... 23
3. Soul not a Chain of Ideas and

Exercises. Gen. ii, 7................. 24

iii. Chief End of Man. 1 Cor. x, 31...... 25
II. Of Providence :

1. Probation of Man. Gen. ii, 15–17 ............. 26
II. Temptation..} Gen. iii, 1–6..

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III. Fall.......
IV. Sentence. Gen. iii, 14—19............

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V. Depravity of Man :
1. Its Universality :
i. Proved from Revelation and from Facts.
Rom. v, 12 ..............

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ii. Proved from Man's Rejection of the

Word of God. Jer. viii, 9........... 30
II. Its Degree. Eccles. viii, 2............... 31
III. Its Derivation : from Adam. Rom. v, 20. 32

iv. Remarks upon it. Rom. vi, 12 ......... ..... 33
VI. Man cannot be justified by the Law of God.
Rom. iii, 20

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B. DOCTRINES PECULIAR TO THE CHRISTIAN

RELIGION; OR THE MEDIATORIAL SYSTEM.

a. TAE CHARACTER OF JESUS CHRIST, The MedIATOR :
I. He is the True and Perfect God :
I. He is spoken of as such in the Scriptures :
1. The Names of God are there given him.
Rom. viii, 3. 4..........

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11. The Attributes, of God are there ascribed
III. The Actions...) to Him. Rom. viii, 3, 4. 36
IV. Divine Relations are there

said to be sustained by Him.
v. Divine Worship is there re- Rom. viii,3,4. 37

quired to be rendered, and is actually rendered to Him...

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SERM II. The Deity of Christ is the only

ground of Consistency in the

Scheme of Redemption........ III. The Jews otherwise are not chargeable with Guilt in put

Rom. viii, 3, 4. 38
ting him to Death .........
IV. The Prophets and Apostles can-

not otherwise be vindicated
from the Sin of leading Man-

kind into Idolatry.......
V. Objections answered. 1. Cor. iii, 20

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VI. Objections to the Doctrines of the Unitarians.
1 Cor. iii, 20

40 VII. Objections to their manner of Conducting the Controversy. 1 Cor. iii, 20.....

41 II. He is Man; or the Incarnation of Christ. Rom. viii, 3 ........

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b. The CovenaNT, UNDER Which CHRIST ACTED : THAT

OF REDEMPTION. Isa. liii, 10.

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c. The Offices, which CHRIST SUSTAINED :
I. His Prophetical Office:
I. His Personal Preaching :
· The Necessity of his executing the Office of

a Preacher. Luke xxiv, 19... 44
11. The Things which he Taught. John
vii, 46........

45 III. The Manner of his Preaching. John vii, 46 ...

46 iv. The Consequences of his Preaching. John vii, 46........

47 II. His Preaching by his Apostles : 1. The Fact, that they Preached the Gospel of

Christ. Mark xvi, 15, 16, 20.. 48 1. The Necessity of their preach

ing it..........
III. The Things which they (Mark xvi,

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preached ............. ( 15, 16, 20)
iv. The Consequences of their

preaching ....
II. His Priestly Office :
I. Origin, Office, and Character of
, a?
Priest........ Psal. cx, 4.

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II. Proofs of Priesthood of Christ
III. His Character as a Priest. His Holiness.
1. In what it was exemplified :

i. In his Piety .............
ii
. In his Performance of the He. vii, 26. 51

Duties which he

owed Mankind ..... jii. In his Self-Government. Heb. vii, 26. 52

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II. Its Importance :
i. To the Distinction of his

Character ....
üi. To enable Him to mag-

nify the Law of God... SHeb.vii, 26. 53 iii. To give the necessary

Efficacy to his Suffer

ings for Mankind........
iv. To his setting before Men an Example

of Righteousness, 1 John ü, 5 ........
IV. His Atonement :

1. Its Nature.......
II. Its Necessity .....
Rom. ii, 24-26

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III. Its Reality
IV. The Manner in which it

Rom. iii, 24–26. 56 was performed. v. Its Extent...........

vi. Objections answered. Rom. iii, 24-26..... 57 V. Intercession of Christ. Heb. vii, 24, 25 ............ 58 III. His Kingly Office. Eph. i, 20-22.

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d. THE MIRACLES OF CHRIST. Acts ii, 22 .....................

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e. THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST. Acts iii, 15.........61, 62

f. The AMIABLENESS OF CHRIST IN PUBLISHING THE

GOSPELTO MANKIND. Isa.lii, 7. 63

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g. The CONSEQUENCES OF CHRIST's MEDIATION:
1. Justification :

I. The Nature; or in what it consists
II. The Source: the Free Grace of Rom. üi, 24. 04

God ...........
II. The Means : Faith in Christ :

1. Duty of believing. Rom. iii, 28............... 65
II. Nature of Faith. Rom. iii, 28.......

66 111. Influence of Faith in our Justification.

Rom. iii, 28 .......
iv. Reconcilation of Paul and
James on this subject

Jam.ii,24. 68 v. Influence of Works on our Jus

tification ........
VI. Justification by Faith does not lessen the

Motives to Obedience. Rom.iii,31 69
II. Regeneration :
I. The Agent in effecting it; The Holy Ghost:
1. His Character. Tit. iii, 5 ...........

70 II. Testimonies to the Doctrine of the Trinity

from the ancient Christians, Jews,

and Heathens. Isa. xlviii, 16.. 71 II. His Agency. Tit. iii, 5............

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SYSTEM OF DUTIES.

A. DUTIES OF NATURAL RELIGION.

a. CHARACTER OF THE LAW OF GOD. Psalm xix, 7.... 91

b. IN WHAT IT IS SUMMED UP:

I. In the Two Great Commandments :

I. The First Great Commandment:

1. Love to God. Mark xii, 28-30.......... 92

II. Reverence of God. Job xxviii, 28 .......... 93

111. Humility. 1 Peter v, 5...........

94

iv. Resignation. Luke xxii, 41, 42 ..............

95

II. The Second Great Commandment:

1. What it requires. Mark xii, 31.

96

II. Its Effects :

i. On Personal Happiness. Acts xx, 35. 97

ii. On Public Happiness. Acts xx, 35. 98

III. Its Foundation : Utility. Acts xx, 35... 99

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II. In the Decalogue :

I. The First Commandment. Ex. xx, 3................ 100

II. The Second Commandment: Ex. XX, 4-6.... 101

111. The Third Commandment :

1. The Nature of Profaneness. Ex. xx, 7..... 102

11. The Guilt of Profaneness. Ex, xx, 7....... 103

II. The Danger of Profaneness. Ex. xx, 7. 104

IV. The Fourth Commandment :
1. The Perpetuity of the Sabbath

105, 106

11. The Change... Ex. xx, 8-11)

III. Objections answered. Heb. iv, 9.......... 107

IV. How the Sabbath is to be observed. Isa.

lviii, 13, 14.

108

v. Reflections on the Sabbath. Ex. xx, 11 ... 109

V. The Fifth Commandment:

1. Duty of Children. Ex. xx, 12 ............... 110

11. Duty of Parents. Ex. xx, 12....... ..111, 112

III. Duty of Rulers. Ex. xx, 12

113

iv. Duty of Subjects. Ex. xx, 12

114

VI. The Sixth Commandment:

1. Killing when lawful.

Ex. XX, 13............... 115

II. Murder.....

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III. Duelling. Ex. xx, 13....

116

Iv. Suicide.

Ex. xx, 13....

117

v. Drunkenness. Ex. xx, 13.

118

VII. The Seventh Commandment :

1. The Origin, Nature, and Benefits of Mar-

riage. Ex. xx, 14 .................. 119

11. Lewdness. Ex. xx, 14.............

120

III. Polygamy. ?

Matt. xix, 3–11.............. 121

IV. Divorce...

VIII. The Eighth Commandment:

1. Idleness .....

Ex. xx, 15 ....................... 122

II. Prodigality..]

III. Fraud. Ex. XX, 15...........

123

IV. Gaming. Ex. xx, 15

124

IX. The Ninth Commandment:

1. Nature and Importance of Truth. Ex.

125

II. Nature and Causes of Lying. Ex.

XX, 16.............

126

III. Mischiefs and Preventives of Lying. Ex.

xx, 16 ...............

127

IV. Slander.

Ex. xx, 16 .......

128

X. The Tenth Commandment :

1. Contentment.

17 .......

129

II. Charity. 1 Tim. vi, 17—19............ 130

III. Avarice. 1 Tim. vi, 9, 10....

131

iv. Ambition. Rom. xii, 16...............

132

xx, 16....

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