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Yet he grounds his whole argument upon it,

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His second argument stated and refuted,
His case for illustration stated, and shown to be inconclusive rea-
soning,

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His arguments drawn from the Divine Character, and from that of
the Devil shown to be absurd,

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His argument drawn from the prophecies of the future conduct of
men, considered,

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Conclusion of Chapter first, ·

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CHAP. I.

Same Subject Continued.
Mr. H. finds many serious objections in his way–Another stated,

with Mr. H.'s answer to it—Contradictory statements, &c. 55
The absurdity of supposing that God determined his Son should
be murdered,

ib.
Mr. H. admits that God is willing that his law should be violated-
Inconsistency of this with the Scriptures,

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A belief in the perfect foreknowledge of God, does not involve us

in the same difficulty as a belief in absolute predestination does
those who believe in it,

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An explanation of Acts, iv, 27, 28,

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The consequences of Calvinism, in producing infidelity,

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The offering up of Isaac, and the case of Pharaoh considered, 64
Mr. H. attempts to vindicate the Divine Character from the conse-
quences of his own theory, but fails,

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Another case for illustration-No such case exists according to
Calvinism,

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God needs not the aid of sin to glorify himself,

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The commands of God in favour of virtue and against vice, forms
an argument that he chose that sin should not exist,

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The result of rebellion in the kingdom of God,

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Mr. H. confounds God's overruling providence, with absolute
predestination,

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Contradictory statements of Mr. H. with regard to man's freedom
and the influence of motives,

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Another argument to clear the Divine Character, but foreign to
the point,

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The argument of Mr. H. drawn from Luther's management with
Henry viii, defective,

ib.
Concluding remarks on the fifth question,

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Sixth question stated Contains a serious objection to the Calvin-
istic system,

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Mr. H. admits what is not true concerning foreknowledge, .
His theory discourages exertions in the use of means,
Several questions answered, .
Mr. H.'s general conclusion from the fifth section, considered,
Concluding remarks on Chapter second,

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CHAP. III.

Moral Governmenta
Difference between this doctrine and that contended for by Mr.
H. in the preceding section of his work,

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He attempts to show that temporal death forms no part of the
curse of the law,

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Whether the evils of the present life, and spiritual death, form
any part of the curse of the law,

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Mr. H. sets up a false ground of argument,

ib,
Further arguments considered,

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Scripture proofs that spiritual th, the evils of the present life,

and temporal death, form a part of the curse of the law, . 93
An examination of Mr. H.'s arguments to prove that eternal
death is all the curse,

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What are the evils of the present life, if eternal death be all the
curse ?

ib.
Is it just that sinners should suffer these evils, if they are not a
part of the curse of the law ?

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Two questions,

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If eternal death be all the curse of the law, did not the devil tell
the truth to Eve ?

ib.
Though eternal death be not all the curse, yet salvation is of
grace.-Conclusion,

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CHAP. IV.

On the Character of Man.
The doctrine of original or birth-sin,

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Mr. H. departs from this doctrine as held by the Christian Church
in general,

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The absurdity of his theory.-He denies the depravity of our na-
tures previous to moral action,

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How did Adam's posterity fall with him?

ib.
The difficulty of Mr. H's theory on this subject,

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In what sense are we involved in Adam's sin ?

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The doctrine proved from Scripture,

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If we do not die on account of Adam's sin, how shall we account

for the death of children in the embryo state, and for the death
of brutes ?

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An explanation of Ezek. xviii. 20, &c.

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Mr. H's idea that man was not placed in a state as perfect as an-
gels considered,

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Is not sin more inconsistent with freedom than holiness?

ib.
Can infants be sinners as soon as they are born ?
The absurdity of this notion shown,

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Mr. H. begs the question. Arguments to prove that infants are
not actual sinners,

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He makes out infant damnation.- Is an infant a moral being ?

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On what principle are infants received to heaven?

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Mr. H’s assertion that the heathen have no knowledge of the law
proved to be erroneous,

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An explanation of Rom. ii. 14, 15,

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A sense of right and wrong is not a production of nature but of
grace,

ib.
Mr. H. attempts to prove from the Scriptures that infants are ac-

tual sinners; but fails. The texts explained.-Conclu-
sion,

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CHAP. V.,

On the Atonement.
The views of Mr. H. on this subject generally good, but incon-
sistent with other parts of his system,

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In reconciling St. Paul and St. James on the grounds of justifica-
tion, he confounds faith and works,

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Against imputed righteousness,

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An interesting extract from Dr. Clarke.-A concise view of the
atonement,

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CHAP. VI.

On Regeneration.
Mr. H. insinuates that in regeneration, nothing is done beyond
the power of man,

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A misapplication of Scripture,

ib•
Is the work of regeneration entire or partial?

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Mr. H. represents the true Christian as really sinful, and really
holy.-Consequences of this notion,

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He attempts to establish this notion from the seventh of Ro-
mans.--An extract from Dr. Clarke on this chapter,

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Mr. H's Scripture proofs that the regenerated man is really sin-
ful and really holy considered,

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Paul's conversion not so sudden as Mr. H. supposes,

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Whether we can know the time of our conversion to God. 138
The apostacy of many of those who profess to know the time, no
argument against the direct witness of the Spirit,

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Those who have the witness, have the advantage of others, &c. 142
Repentance not a fruit of regeneration,

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CHAP. VII.

On Natural Ability.
Introduction. The decision of the question of importance, 144
The meaning of the term natural ability settled,

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Scripture proofs of the real inability of the sinner.----Absurdity of

the notion that cannot, and will not, are of the same import.-
That man has a gracious ability proved,

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Mr. H's arguments examined.--A remark in his fourth argument
turns against himself,

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Mr. H. finally admits that the Holy Spirit is necessary to enable
the sinner to be willing,

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Consequences of both sentiments,

ib,
The Calvinistic doctrine of natural ability and moral inability,

represents the mind to be like a scale.--Absurdity of this notion
shown by a striking example,

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CHAP. VIII,

On Election.
Introduction.--Mr. H's statement of this doctrine,

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The Scripture he quotes explained.—The Scripture doctrine of

election does not absolutely secure the salvation of the elect, 154
Is election conditional or unconditional ?

ib.
Consequences of both sentiments.--Election conditional, 155
Calvinists generally keep reprobation out of sight,

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Calvinism makes God decree that the reprobates shall sin, 157
An explanation of Acts xiii. 48,

ib.
Remarks on the first chapter of Ephesians,

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Calvinism makes God appear tyrannical, oppressive, and without
reason,

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The same love which elects one to salvation, wills the salvation
of all.

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Mr. H's doctrine makes God a respecter of persons,

ib.
His argument drawn from the unequal distribution of favours
considered.-
A case for illustration, &c.

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Mr. H. ignorant of our doctrines, or misrepresents them,

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Erroneous statement of Mr. H. concerning repentance not being
given to some,

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That repentance is given to all proved,

ib.
Calvinism makes God insincere,

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How can Calvinist ministers freely offer life to all ?

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God is willing all should be saved,
An artful turn given by Mr. H. to 2 Pet. iii. 9 exposed,

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Calvinism makes God unjust,

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Mr. H. appeals to Matt. xx. 15.-The text against him,

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His opinion that all will be Calvinists in heaven. --Weakness of it, 176
A brief account of the Scripture doctrine of eļection.

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ib.

CHAP. IX,
On the Perseverance of the Saints.
This doctrine inseparably connected with unconditional election, 179
A concession of Mr. H. considered,

ib.
The case of David considered,

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The error of Mr. H's doctrine-inconsistent with Scripture-li-

centious—and destroys the probationary state of the Christian, 181
Contradictory statements of Mr. H.

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He confounds the righteous with the wicked in the application
of the parable of the ten virgins,

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An explanation of that parable,

ib.
Another concession of Mr. H.

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His definition of the perseverance of the saints,

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Explanation of Phil. i. 6.

ib.
Mr. H's first argument,

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His second argument,

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Christ a shepherd.-Christ the head of the Church.--Christ a
foundation,

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Mr. H. is helped to another metaphor,

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His third argument.--Explanation of Prov. xxiv. 16,

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