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yield to Nature; and, if it be true, no Arguments can be sufficient.
And thus it appears, that the very Topic itself is excluded, from which the Deists of the present Age fetch their main ssSupport, and all the plausible Arguments by which " they labour to explodeithe Gospel, and to render it useless and insignificant, and consequently vile and contemptible in the Opinion of the World.
Upon the same Principle we may proceed to examine other general Objections made use of in opposition to the, Revelation of Christ Jesus. The Gospel is a Dispensation of Providence in regard to Mankind, which the Reason of Man cannot fathom, nor his utmost Sagacity search into *, which the Angels themselves desire to look into, and, after all their Inquiries, are content to reverence and adore 'at an awful Distance. These Methods of Salvation are Matter of great Complaint with Unbelievers: They think it highly unreasonable, that God should propose such Things as Objects of Faith; and from the Unreasonablenesis of the Imposition they argue, (which presupposed, they conclude' not much amiss) that these 'Terms of Salivation were not of God's Contrivance, but are owing to the Guile and Deceit of'
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