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And that the Apostles themselves had not the least authority to add to, or alter that religion; buť were only to deliver what they received from Christ himself, uncorrupted and unaltered to all the churches. (He indeed seems to have known of no other Calling and Election, than inight be made sure by mens own diligence, I. 10.

(8.) The same Peter gives us a particular caution, 2 Pet. iii. 16. about some things hard to be understood, in Paul's Epistles, even in the apostolical age itself; and which the learned and unstable wrested, as they did the other Scriptures, to their own destruction. Possibly Peter might have these chapters in his eye, among others; and might in: clude the errors thence arisen, when, in the verse following, he bids good Chriftians beware left they also being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from their own stedfastness. Which caution Auguftin, and Calvin, and their followers, especially the fynod of Dort, seem to have quite disregarded, to the unspeakable mischief of the church of Christ. So far however seems to me undeniable, that all Paul's companions, nay all the companions of the other Apostles, with the other Apostles themselves, nay indeed almost all catholic Christians, till the days of Augustin, either entirely understood Paul, as not meaning what they think they find in these chapters, or else they had no regard to what he there said about such abstruse matters at all; but always went upon the plain principles of common sense, natural religion, and their original Christianity; while yet these Calvinists still think the like Jewish reasonings in Barnabas, Paul's own companion, of almost no authority at all : Which yet is no other than a great degree of prejudice and partiality.

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But if, after all, any think that this my opinion takes away the strict Inspiration of Paul's Epistles, which they suppose of dangerous consequence to Christianity, I confess it does imply, that under what degree of Divine Conduct, or Wisdom foever, Paul wrote his Epistles, as the Constitutions, II. 57. and Peter, 2 Pet. iii. 15. do affirm, yet is that degree to be esteemed inferior to what ought to be properly called Inspiration, such as the prophets were under in the reception of their prophecies ; which proper Inspiration I take to be here groundless, and never pretended to by any writers of the New Testament, excepting the prophetic parts of Hermas, in his admirable visions; and the prophetic parts of St. John, in his no less admirable Revelation. See Sacred History of the New Testament, pag. 122, 123,

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ADDENDA to these MEMOIRS.

N. B. In the beginning of the year 1716, Mr. Wilson, Archdeacon of Nottingham, about go years of age, published a small pamphlet, entitled, The Wonders of the Year 1716. It was taken almost entirely out of the first imperfect edition of my Elay on the Revelation of St. John, without once citing me, or that Essay. The second edition was also printed at Nottingham towards the end of the same year 1716, and dedicated to Archdeacon Marsden his succeffor. What corrections ought to be made in this extract will easily be learned from the vastly more correct second edition of that Effay itself, printed A. D. 1744.

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