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In Dress-In Morals—In Opinions~In Religious Doctrines
FAILURE OF THE PRESENT SYSTEM.
In the Pursuit of Wealth-Of Happiness Of Political Improve-
DECLINE OF RELIGION IN ENGLAND.
In the Government-In the Legal and Mercantile World—In
the Habits of Private Life .
ENGLAND THE LEAST RELIGIOUS COUNTRY.
General Opinion of Foreigners — The English in the Colonies-
Small Time set apart for Religion at Home-Practices of the
Mahometans, the Hindoos, the Chinese, the Greek Church,
and others—Inadequate Provision for the Clergy-Liberality
of the Hindoos-Religious Practices of the Greeks, and Ro-
mans, and other Ancient Nations .
THERE IS NO FAITH.
The Bible practically denied-Excuses for this in the Habits of
Public and Private Life-Motives of Conduct_ What Faith
is-Examples—Scepticism in History-Scepticism produces
Credulity-The Position of England
NEED OF A MORE PERFECT CHRISTIANITY.
Want of Unity-Promises to the Church-Mixture of Heathen-
ism-Christianity not the Ruling Principle-Doctrine imper-
fect— The Bible a Sealed Book-Seeming Paradoxes and
Inconsistencies--Language, Reasoning, and Figures of Scrip-
ture—Our Minds and Tastes forined upon the Classics-Our
Habits Heathen- The Classics corrupt us–Opinion of Jose-
phus Of Jones of Nayland--A better Literature wanted-
The Asiatics-European Civilization-Chinese Civilization-
Jewish Literature .
THE IMAGE OF THE BEAST.
Spiritual Incest—The Revival and Use of Heathen Learning and
Principles—The Healing of the Beast-Perfected after the
Reformation - Aristotle the Father of Infidelity-In Succes-
sive Ages - Opinions of Priestley, Fleury, Luther, Dr.
Arnold — Rome revived - Classical Liberty - Dignity and
Worship of Human Nature-Age and Authority slighted-
Liberty oppressive-Poor and Poor-laws of Athens and Rome
-Corruption of Capital Cities—Theatres-Gladiatorial Shows
- Hearing and seeing some new Thing—Spirit of Untruth-
CONSUMMATION OF THE FINAL APOSTASY.
Character and Signs of the Times—First Epistle to Timothy-
Romish Errors Second Epistle to Timothy - The Final
Apostasy-Second Epistle of St. Peter-Epistle of St. Jude-
Quotation from the Rev. E. Bickersteth
FALSE PRINCIPLES OF PHILOSOPHY.-LIBERTY.
Liberty the Ruling Principle-In. Morals—The Selfish System
of Morals—Liberty in Education Books teach better than
Men-Liberty is Sin-Democracy–Modern Liberty means
Power - Ambition a Virtue — Liberty is Licentiousness
Money-making a Virtue—Luxury a Virtue - Vanity a Virtue
- Liberty in Religion-Christianity a Step-No Man answer-
able for his Creed-Impunity of Crime-What real Liberty is 166
FALSE PRINCIPLES OF POLITICS.PARTY.
Government independent of Religion-All Secular Governments
must fail—All Governments good—Asiatic Governments-
European Governments — Party Spirit inherent in these –
Manufactures and Agriculture -- Machinery-Self-adjusting
System of Political Economy-Government the Umpire-
Machinery over much encouraged—Its rapid Extension an
Evil-Machines ought to be taxed
FALSE SYSTEM OF TRADE.
Decline of Profits—Bad Practices among Manufacturers—Mer-
chants— Tradesmen-Monopoly of Cheapness- Advertising
System-An Old English Tradesman-Decline of Honesty
and Character-Excessive Competition-Fictitious Capital
Joint Stock Companies—Lowering of Prices-Cheapness not
Quality-Purchasers encourage the existing Evils-- The Duties
of Purchasers-Luxuries become Necessaries, and make a
Country Poor, How to be Rich—The Evils are general . 219
ENGLAND IS SOWING THE PRINCIPLES OF EVIL IN THE WORLD.
Present Improvement fallacious—England perfects the Inven-
tions of other Nations — England the Example to other
Nations—Is reviving the Principles of the French Revolution
— The Commercial Principle-The Power of Money – The
Prerogative of Trade-Fraternity of Trade and Missions-
Civilise first then Christianise— The Missionary Williams
The Contact of Civilisation and Barbarism is exterminating-
Commercial Barbarism-Tyranny of Commerce