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contained in it,) we have brought the de-
cision on the subject before us to a short
issue; by reducing infidels of every de-
scription to the alternative, either of deny-
ing the divinity of the standard appealed
to, or of admitting the conclusion which
has here been determined by it. In this
case it will not be found sufficient to set
aside certain obnoxious texts, chapters, or
even whole Gospels; the doctrine of atone-
ment being so intimately blended with the
general tenor of divine Revelation, that
they who object to it, must go one step
further; and by a sweeping clause discard
at once the whole evidence of Scripture.
For, as the great scheme of Redemption
was laid in the divine councils before the
world began; so since the fall, if the
Bible be a consistent book, there has been
but one covenant, the everlasting Gospel
of peace; but one Mediator, whose priest-
hood is unchangeable; one faith, by which
man can be saved; one hope of eternal life
through Jesus Christ; “ who of God is
made unto us Wisdom, and Righteousness,
and Sanctification and Redemption;"-
“ to whom be glory for ever.”

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To conclude'; if, whilst others of my brethren have been laudably engaged in reforming the lives, and regulating the conduct of their fellow Christians by handling practical subjects, I have judged it more suitable to lay before them' a conu nected series of Discourses on one great and fundamental doctrine; from the consideration that some circumstances have led me to trace qur common faith to the fountain head, more than many others have been induced to do'; and to study and contemplate some of the abstruser points of religion, more perhaps than most of my brethren under different circumstances have deemed necessary; I trust that my present undertaking will not, hy a candid Public, be imputed to an affectation of displaying deep reading, but to the wish of contributing, in the way I judged myself best qualificd, to the support of a cause, in which I am professionally engaged, and to which I am most cordially attached.

Whilst in return for any satisfaction the reader may derive from the perusal of my pages, and from this humble though ear

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nest endeavour to maintain " the faith
once delivered to the Saints ;" all I re-
quest of him is, to unite his

prayers

with
mine, that God of his mercy would bring
this mysterious subject of Atonement home
to the heart of every Christian Professor;
that dwelling with fervent gratitude, on
the great theme of redeeming love, his life
may bear uniform testimony to the sound-
ness of his faith. At the same time may it
be God's will, so to open

the
eyes

of unbe-
lievers of every description, that they may
see the wondrous truths of his Law;
that all blindness, hardness of heart, and
contempt of his word being taken away,
" the earth (in the strong language of the
prophet) may be full of the knowledge of
the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.”

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OF

PRINCIPAL MATTERS.

A.

Page

Altar one, one bishop

123
explained

127
Article VIIth

. 216
Agrippa, St. Paul's defence before him

220
The force of it

221
Atonement, the ground on which the doctrine
stands secure

242
Allegory of the two Covenants

246
Adam driven from Paradise, why

296
Analogy Trinitarian, by Jones

S04
Abel's Sacrifice, more excellent than that of Cain,
why

306
Abel conformed to the instituted Ritual

- 307
Abel righteous, in what sense

310
Adam the second, recovers what the first Adam
lost-how

348
Acceptable year of the Lord, the prophecy con-
cerning it, fulfilled in Christ

352
Atonement, mataharyn explained

360
Altar, Jewish and Christian compared

361
Archetype

396
Antitype

397
Atonement

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