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The Spirituality of the Divine Nature
explain'd and asserted.
John iv. 24.
SERM. V. The Unity of God prov'd from the
apparent Unity of Design in his Works.
Deuteronomy vi. 4. Hear, O Israel, the Lord, our God is one Lord.
Serm. VI. Absolute Eternity explain'd, and shewn
to be a peculiar Attribute of God.
Serm. VII. The Doctrine of God's Omnipresence
explain’d and vindicated.
Psal. cxxxix. 7, 8, 9, 10.
Mall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up
SERM. VIII. God's Almighty Power, by what Acts
manifested, and in what Sense to be understood.
Gen. xvii. I. The Lord appeared unto Abraham, and said unto him, I am God Almighty. 248
SERM. IX. The true Notion of Divine Omni
science, of its Nature, Manner and Extent.
Psal. cxlvii. 5. His understanding is infinite.
SERM. X. The Wisdom of God manifested in the
Conftitution and Government both of the natural and moral World.
I Tim. i. 17 Unto the king eternal, immortal, invisible, the
only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever.
and appearances of the world, is na-
Rom. i. 19; 20.
manifest in them, for God hath Mewed it
HE mind of man, by attending to its SERM. own constitution, and to the state
turally led to an inquiry concerning the origin and causes of things, the proper measures of its own conduct, with the consequences of them, and to future events as far as it can attain the knowledge of them : that is, to an inquiry concerning God and religion. When a man, endued with all the vital, sensitive, and intellectual powers which belong to his nature, and arrived at the perfect exercise of VOL. I.
SERM. them, with a competent knowledge of him1.
self, and the various relations and uses of things about him; when, I say, he deliberately views the obvious face of nature ; when he beholds the vast expanse of heaven, the glorious light of the sun, and by it a numberless multitude of other objects, many of which, he knows, by his senses, his appetites, his affections and experience, are in different ways useful to him and to each other; reflecting at the fame time on his own being, his various powers and perceptions, one would think he could scarcely avoid such enquiries as these,· Whence am I, and by what power pro
duc'd ? Whence all these beings with « which I fee myself surrounded? As I have
other knowledge of my existence, nor any other way to judge of its duration, than « by conscious perception, I must conclude, « that fome time ago I was not, for I had « no confcioufnefs nor perception of any
thing. How then is this wonderful tran« fition from non-existence into being to be
accounted for? Is it to be attributed to a
superior designing cause? and has that « fame mighty intelligent cause form'd all « those other beings I perceive, which by « their appearances seem to be related to each « other and to me, so as to make up one