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119, &c.

Christ not accused by the Jews, John v. 18, of making

himself equal, but like to God. What meant by his
being like to God

6 honouring him as the Father, how to be understood 7 declares he received his being from the Father

8 a teacher of the Divine Unity

87, &c. his being joined together with God, no proof of equality to him

100 a devout worshiper of God

110 directed others to pray to the Father only

111 his office of mediator and high priest, a demonstration that he cannot be God to whom he is a priest and minister

115 ascribing blessing and honour, &c. to him, does not imply that he is Gnds, or the object of worship

119 prayer to him not commanded nor authorized in the Scriptures

his power and dominion, what ? no ground of praying to him

123, 124 the true doctrine concerning him very early corrupted by the heatheu converts

138 their errors concerning him


refuted by St. John 140 Christians at first, and for some time ignorant of the Trinity, both name and thing

the Jewish, always preserved the true doctrine concerning Jesus Christ, and the Divine Unity

143, 144 Clarke (Dr. Samuel) his character

67 a great reviver of the doctrine of the Divine Unity 68 an instanee of his christian courage and sincerity 70

vindication of his memory from a groundless aspersion

71 his zeal for the worship of the One true God, the Father

160 spent much time and labour in amending the Liturgy of the Church of England

162 strikes out of the Liturgy, or reforms, all those parts, in which prayer or worship is offered to Jesus Christ or the Holy Ghost

163 a list of his amendments of the Liturgy 164, &e. Clerical Petitioners, design of their association


11, &c.

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Clerical Petitioners, the success of the debate in parliament on their petition

150* did great service to the cause of the gospel

192 Cranmer (Archbishop) had a hand in burning Joan of Kent

and Ridley concerned in burning the pious and learned Van Parre, a Dutchman

37 Creed (The Apostles') censured by some Jesuits as not favouring the ductrine of the Trinity

101 Cromwell (Oliver) bis just sentiments of religious liberty 57* Davides (Francis) dies a martyr in prison, for holding that Christ was not to be prayed untu

125 Disquisitors (Candid) how far their views of reformation went

171 Dury (Mr) his well meant, but idle attempt to bring all

88, &c.

Christians to an agreement in fundamental points 153 Elohim (or Aleim) this name of God in the Hebrew being

plural, does not infer a plurality of persons in God, as it

is called Emlyn (Thomas) his great worth, learring, and sufferings for maintaining the Unity of God

63 Father (God, the) a strange unwarrantable notion that the

terin Father stands for three persons, the Father himself,
the Son of the Father, and the Holy Ghost

113 Firmin (Thoinas) an Unitarian, his eminent virtues

56, 59 his fears that the whole christian church would become paganized by confessing three persons 174 Fox (John) his letter to Queen Elizabeth, to dissuade her from burning two Dutch Anabaptists

44 George (II.) an honourable testimony concerning him

54 Ghost (Holy) or Spirit, no authority from scripture to pray to any such person

129, &c. Heresy and Heretic, not names of just reproach

18 James (I.) bis unworthy behaviour

50 bis detestable policy

53 Joan (of Kent) burnt for her opinions concerning Christ 34, &c.

her laudable zeal in recommending the Scriptures Jones (Rev. William) lis catholic doctrine of the Trinity, in opposition to Dr. Clarke's scripture doctrine

68 the different method of interpretation of the two writers




Lactantius, his testimony to the Unity of God, and to Christ as a preacher of it

112 Legate (Bartholomew) his opinions--that Christ the apostles

teach to be a man only, who began to be when he took
flesh of the Virgin Mary- that he was God only in this
sense as having a divine power conferred upon him-
and that he was not to be prayed unto

48 his good character-burnt alive in Smithfield

49 wherein he differed from those called Socinians

49* Litany, the perplexing variety of the objects of worship held forth in it

135 Madan (The Rev. Martin) his singular way of explaining Deut. vi. 4.

92 Mosheim, a gond historian, but to be read with caution Nazarene (Christians) their right sentiments concerning God and Christ

144 Origen, his just sentiments in one place concerning the object of prayer

128 Parliament, a most injurious Act, passed 9 and 10 Wm. III. 63 Paul (Father) how withheld from quitting the communion of the church of Rome

188* not entirely satisfied with his own methods of quieting his scruples

ib. Plato, his doctrine of a second God grafted upon the gospel by the heathen converts

139 Prideaux (Dr.) his interpretation of the Chaldee phrase, the word of God

84* Robertson (Rev. Dr.) relinquishes his preferment in the

church of Ireland the motives that induced him 196 Secker (Abp.) his explanation of the Trinity of three being

174 Sherlock (Dr.) his trinity of three minds

59 Smalridge (Bp.) his unworthy fears of examining into the truth of established forms of worship

76 South (Dr.) his trinity of three modes or attributes

ib. Socinus maiutains that Christ, though a man only with ex

traordinary powers from God, is to be prayed unto 125 Stephen, his request to Christ (Acts vii. 49), accounted for without authorizing prayer to him

118 Tucker (Rev. Dr.) bis ungrammatical and contradictory language concerning the Trinity






'Tillotson (Abp.) bis opinion concerning frequenting priblic

worship, where one could not sincerely join in the

prayers used in it
Whiston (William) his expulsion from the university of Cam-

bridge for maintaining that the only God of Christians is
Gud the Father

his character
Whitby (Rev. Dr.) maintains that the christian writers, be-

fore the council of Nice, held that Christ was not God,
bat a creature made by him

his retractation of the errors in his Commentaries on the New Testament concerning Christ Wightman (Edward) burnt to death for his opinions concern

ing the Trinity Wollaston (Rev. Mr.) and his associates--their application

to the bishops to set forward a reformation-rejected





(To the Fourth Edition),


In this fourth edition a few illustrations have been added, and some alteration made in the interpretation formerly given of one or two places of Scripture.

Such alterations, 'I am persuaded, will be so far from being considered as marks of weakness and inconstancy, that they will rather be commended by all ingenuous persons. For the book of Revelation, as well as that of Nature, contains many passages which have not yet been sufficiently explored and unfolded; and our long imbibed and obstinate prejudices always leave something to be discovered and corrected by future industry and a more candid inquiry.

But the writer has found no reason of change whatsoever, respecting the chief object of the work, and cause of relinquishing his benefice and

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