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gently, prayerfully, earnestly, as for hid treasure. In them is

light and life, strength, wisdom, -all you need. May the Spirit of Inspiration accept this feeble effort to

manifest his glory and promote his cause !

Cambridge, April 24, 1837.

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GOD AND HIS ATTRIBUTES.

§ 1. CHAPTER I. § 2. The Eristence of one God. 1. Declared - - . 17 2. Shown by Works of Creation 17 3. From Works of Providence 18 CHAPTER II. His Attributes. 1. His existence underived and eternal - 19 2. Originating Power . 20 3. Not Matter 21 4. Omnipresence . - . 21 $ 3. 5. Knowledge underived 21 6. Knowledge unlimited . . 22 7. Not gradually acquired 23 8. His Wisdom . - . 24 9. Moral Sensibilities. - 24 I. God is Love. II. Hatred or opposition to sin . 25 III. Compassion . - 26 10. Moral Principles. I. Righteousness or Justice . 27 II. Purity, or Holiness. III. Truth, or Faithfulness 28 IV. Goodness . - 29 § 1 W. Grace, or Mercy 30 $ 2 WI. Perfection. . 31 | CHAPTER III. | God a Sovereign. 1. Over Matter . 31 2. Over Mind . - 33 § 1. I. This control declared . 33 II. Influences by which he governs Mind . - 35 1. By Providences. 2. Striking cases of Divine Protection .. 39 2. By his Spirit 41 3. By Revelation . 42

CHAPTER IV.

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SECOND GENERAL TOPIC.

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.

CHAPTER I. .4 Revelation from God. Asserted by the Writers . 58 Shown from Prophecy. I. Predictions relative to the Jews 59 II. Prophecies of Babylon 60 III. Predictions of the Messiah 61

CHAPTER Ii. Jin infallible Guide. Perfect in its Precepts II. In its adaptation to the heart - - III. In its appeals to the sensibilities or sanctions. 1. Hope 2. Fear. 3. Obligation. IV. The only authority in Religion - . . .

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W. Relation of the Old and New Testaments. WI. Importance of studying them 68

THIRD GENERAL TOPIC.

THE DIVINE LAW.

CHAPTER I. Original Law in Eden . . 69

CHAPTER II. The Universal Moral Law .. 70

CHAPTER III.

.Application of this Law to the Theocracy of the Jews.

§ 1. God the object of supreme affection. 1. Command. . 70 § 2. The only object of religious worship. II. Command. .. 71 Case of Idolatry . - 72 Profanity. III. Command. Case of a blasphemer . 72 Observance of the Sabbath. Case tried. Morality of the Sabbath. IV. Command. 73 Parental Relation. W. Command. - - Murder. VI. Command. Capital Punishment . - 75 Male and female. VII. Command. Cases of Violation . 76 . Law of theft. VIII. Command. 77 § 9. Of falsehood IX. Command. 78 § 10. Of covetousness. X. Command. 78 11. Of master and servant . ... 81 } 12. Of inheritance - - 83 § 13. Judiciary system . 84

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CHAPTER IV.

JMorality of the Gospel. The Savior's construction of the Law.

§ 1. General Observations. Perpetual obligation of the Moral Law. Extent of its Obligations 85 § 2. Exposition of the first and second Commandments. . 86 § 3. Of Profanity - - 86 § 4. Of the Sabbath. - . 87 First day of the week - 88 § 5. Parental relation. Duty of Parents. Children . 88

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