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INIQUITY THE CAUSE OF UNBELIEF. Preached at Lincoln's Inn, November 11,

1759.

Matth. xxiv. ver. 12. And because Iniquity Mall abound, the Love of many fall wax cold.

p. 395. S E R M ON III.

TRUE CHRISTIANS THE SALT OF THE

EARTH.

Preached before the King, March 12, 1769.

Matth. v. ver. 13.
Ye are the Salt of the Earth. But if the

Salt have lost its Savour, wherewith Mall
it be salted ? It is from thenceforth good
for nothing but to be cast out, and to be
trodden under Foot,

p. 410.

DIRECTIONS FOR THE STUDY OF
THEOLOGY,

p. 427.

REMARKS ON NEAL'S HISTORY
OF THE PURITANS,

p. 455.

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INTRODUCTION*,

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RUTH, the great Object of all ho

been long fought for in vain ; when, the Search now become desperate, after the fruitless toil of the best qualified Sages, and of the most improved times, She suddenly appeared in PERSON to put these benighted Wanderers in their Way. I AM THE TRUTH, says the Saviour of the World, This was his Moral Nature; of more concern for us to know, than his Physical ; and, on that account, explained more at large in his eternal Gospel.

* See Sermon, concerning The Nature and Condition of Truth. R. W.

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This last book, therefore, being an attempt to explain the true NATURE AND GENIUS OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION; I shall,

1. First of all, previously examine those sceptical Objections, which, in the long absence of Truth, the World had begun to entertain of her very Being and existence; or at least, of our capacity to discover, and get hold of her.

hold of her. And these being removed,

2. Ishall, in the second place, lay down, under what laws, and with what difpofition of mind, I have ventured to use the aids of REASON to explain the TRUTHS OF REVELATION.

3. And, lastly, I shall attempt to remove the Prejudices which may arise against any new discoveries in support of RevelATION, which the method here employed to analyze that capital truth of all, The Faith, may possibly enable us to make.

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Thať ancient Remedy against Error, a Pyrrhonian, or, if you like it better, an

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