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revealed religion, but occasionally to carry the war into the

country of the enemy himself. By such a process it will

be found, that to reject revelation evinces more credulity

than to retain it: because the difficulties attendant upon

unbelief are greater than the difficulties attendant upon

belief. p. 1.

I. A statement of the possible grounds and reasons of Infi-

delity. p. 2.

1. A discussion of the first possible ground, that a reve-

lation from heaven cannot, in the very nature of

things, take place. p. 4.

2. A discussion of the second possible ground, that a

revelation from heaven is in itself so improbable an

occurrence that it beggars all credibility. p. 4.

3. A discussion of the third possible ground, that the

evidences, upon which our reception of a system

claiming to be a divine revelation is demanded, are

so unsatisfactory, that they are insufficient to com-

mand our reasonable assent. p. 7.

4. A discussion of the fourth possible ground, that nu-

merous objections exist in the case of each system

claiming to be a divine revelation ; which objections

cannot be answered. p. 8.

rejection of all revelation from God. p. 21.

Deism presents so many difficulties, that, unless they can be

satisfactorily removed, the presumption will be, that a

revelation from God to man has actually been made. p. 21.

I. Though the deist may be able to prove from the frame of

the world, that it must have been created, he is unable

to prove

that it was created by one only God. p. 22.

II. If it be allowed to him for the sake of argument, that

there is one only God, he is unable to demonstrate the

moral attributes of that being. p. 26.

1. He cannot demonstrate the justice of God. p. 27.

2. He cannot demonstrate the mercy of God. p. 31.

3. He cannot demonstrate the goodness of God. p.


III. Thus unable to demonstrate the moral attributes of God,

he is of necessity ignorant what service will be pleas-

ing to him. p. 37.

IV. All these difficulties in the deistical scheme draw after

them the crowning difficulty, that God, whose works

evince his wisdom, yet acted so unwisely as to place

his creature man in the world without giving him the

least instruction or information relative to his duty.

P. 42.

the present time, perfectly agrees. p. 66.

(3.) The necessary inference from such facts. p. 67.

actually accomplished prophecy. p. 76.

The prediction, selected as a specimen of the argument from

accomplished prophecy, shall be that of Moses respecting

the future destinies and fortunes of the Jews. p. 76.

I. Abstract of the prophecy. p. 78.

II. View of the accomplishment of the prophecy. p. 80.

1. Its accomplishment has taken place in all the nume-

rous particulars of which it is composed. p. 80.

(1.) The first particular. p. 81.

(2.) The second particular. p. 82.

(3.) The third particular. p. 83.

(4.) The fourth particular. p. 84.

(5.) The fifth particular. p. 84.

(6.) The sixth particular. p. 85.

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