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The author was absent while a portion of the book was printed, and a few slight errors escaped the vigilance of the press; the most serious of which is page 343, third line from the top, where we should read views of sin, instead of ruins of sin.

The inspiration of the Scriptures and the Trinity of the Godhead are here assumed, having been discussed by the author in previous works. Hoping that this very humble and imperfect exhibition of very great and perfect truths may assist in guiding some souls into the way of life, the author, with great deference, and with unfeigned gratitude for the favorable reception of previous works, commits it to the Christian public.

H. W.

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Importance of the subject-Cause and Effect-Proof from

the creation-From the evidences of design in crea-
tion-From our sense of moral obligation-Folly of
atheism-Reasonableness and value of a firm faith in
the Divine Existence.

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God a living and infinite Spirit-His natural attributes-
Self-existence-Eternity-- Omnipotence-Omnipres-
-Omniscience-Wisdom-Unchangeableness.

CHAPTER III.

ence

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MORAL ATTRIBUTES OF GOD.

All resolvable into holy benevolence-Mercy-Grace-

Long-suffering—--Goodness-Truth--Forgiveness-
Justice.

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CHAPTER IV.

CREATION AND POWERS OF MAN.
Order of creation-Peculiar endowments of man-A ra-

tional Mind-Conscience-Moral Will-Moral Affec.
tions-Immortality-Inference.

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CHAPTER V.

DEPRAVITY.

The first sin—The doctrine defined-Disposition to sin

innate--moral—-universal--total-invincible-Impor-
tance of the doctrine.

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CHAPTER VI.

NATURE OF ATONEMENT.

The Christian atonement defined-gracious-propitia-

tory-necessary-vicarious-moral-sufficient--unlim-
ited-Importance of right views.

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CHAPTER VII.

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Found in the religion of Adam after the fall—of the patri-

archs-of Moses and the prophets—of John the Baptist
of Jesus Christ of the apostles-of the millennium
and of heaven-Inference.

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CHAPTER VIII.

ELECTION.

The doctrine stated-Illustrated—Proved— Objections-

makes God arbitrary-insincere-partial-makes Chris-
tians vain-discourages the use of means–Subject
applied.

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CHAPTER IX.

NATURE OF REGENERATION.
Various opinions—The change spiritual-voluntary-in-

stantaneous-generic-partial-permanent Changes
our relations to Jesus Christ

to the law-to the Holy
Spirit—to the truth-to Christians—to the cause of
Christ--to eternity.

154
CHAPTER X.

THE

AUTHOR

OF REGENERATION.

The operation of the Spirit gracious-rational-supernat-

ural--direct--special---unresisted--abundant-The
moral beauty of the work.

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CHAPTER XI.

JUSTÍFICATION.
Its nature-its ground-its condition-The superiority of

justification by faith in Christ over every other way
Faith the generic grace-The antagonist of all sin
The producer of all other graces-Gives all glory to
God-of universal practicability-Tested by its fruits. 191

CHAPTER XII.

ADOPTION.

Adoption an advance on justification—its nature—its ben-

efits-Confers the blessings of the filial spirit and of
the filial relation-How Christians should be regarded

-How Christians should live-How we should view
this subject.

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CHAPTER XIII.

PERSEVERANCE.
Doctrine stated-Proved from the antecedence of gracem

Analogy-Covenant of redemption-Nature of the be-
liever's union with Christ-Prayer of Christ-Divine
expenditure upon this work-Promise and oath of God
- Objections answered—Moral value of the doctrine. 232

CHAPTER XIV.

INTERMEDIATE STATE.

Nature of that state-Importance of it-Its possibility

shown—Its certainty proved from the Scriptures, The
consequent nearness of eternal retributions.

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CHAPTER XV.

RESURRECTION.
Philosophical objections—The doctrine stated-Proof of

the doctrine-The argument from science-The argu-
ment from the Scriptures—Application of the subject. 265

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Nature of the judgment defined-Proved from our moral

constitution—The existence of a moral government-
The Scriptures Our personal relations to it.

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CHAPTER XVII.

FACTS

or THE JUDGMENT.

Its time—Place—Judge-Universality-Extent-Prinoi-

ples of procedure-Position as a judicial transaction-
Concluding thoughts.

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Includes full communion with God-Exemption from sin

-Exemption from suffering-Congenial position-Ex-
alted service-Glorious worship—All these eternal. 304

CHAPTER XIX.

REWARD OF THE WICKED.
Contrasted with that of the righteous-Banishment from

God-Abandonment to sin—The full sufferings of sin-
Miserable social and relative state-Loss of the appro-
bation of all good beings-All this without end. 315

CHAPTER XX.

SYSTEM OF DOCTRINES.

Two ways of exhibiting truth—The analytical and syn-

thetical—The system of doctrines stated in their con-
nection and shown to be a system.

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They harmonize with each other—They harmonize with

the constitution and course of nature—They harmonize
with the human conscienceThey harmonize with
human necessities—They are the most obvious teach-
ing of the Bible-Their crowning witness their fruits-
Their final triumph and glory.

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CHAPTER XXII.

CONCLUSION.

Our personal interest in these truths—The distinction

between faith and bigotry-Evidences of a saving faith
found only in a good life.

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