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in time, and in eternity. Indeed, whether we consider the unfathomable love wherein it originated, or the height of happiness to which it is designed to raise fallen, degenerate man, it demands of us every sentiment of gratitude, adoration and praise, to an all-wise Creator, who is called, and whose mature is, LovE.
Sect. 1. Happiness the principal object pursued by mankind; how it is to be attained, § 2. Of the Deity.—Proofs, of his existence.—He reveals himself to man by his Holy Spirit, and also by the Holy Scriptures. 3. The Scripture account of the creation of the world.—Of the creation of irrational animals, and lastly of man. 4. Adam's fall from the image of God in which he was created.—Its effects upon himself and his posterity. § 5. God has compassion on fallen man, and provides a Saviour to restore him.—Jesus Christ is this Saviour. § 6. That God did, previously to the coming of Christ, reveal his will to man, 1st. By the Patriarchs: 2ndly. By the Law: 3dly. By the Prophets: also universally by the Spirit of Christ. § 7. Of the Patriarchs—Abraham leaves his native country in obedience to a Divine command—His faith in the promises of God—On the fulfilment of these promises. Page 9–31.
Sect. 1. God reveals himself to the children of Abraham,
particularly to Moses. § 2. Of the revelation of the Divine
will to Moses.—Of the law given by Moses to the Israelites.
Sect. 1. The mature of true Worship—the public worship of God a duty—the advantages that result from it—Prayer and praise a part of Divine worship—their nature. § 2. The qualifications of a gospel minister—the benefits attendant on a gospel ministry. § 3. Of the Baptism of Christ—Of Water Baptism—the latter not enjoined by Christ—the practice of the apostles on this subject considered. § 4. The mature of the Supper which Christ ate with his disciples the night before his crucifixion—reasons for considering the celebration of it as not now obligatory.—The Supper of the Lord, of which Christians partake, inward and spiritual. Page 85–110.