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work. In compiling it, although his primary object has been the instruction of youth, vet his views have not been confined to this class; for, (whatever deficiencies may appear in the following attempt to illustrate the truths of the Gospel,) Christian Redemption is a subject peculiarly interesting to all ; because it embraces our most important interests 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 allwise Creator, who is called, and whose nature is, LOVE.
Sect. 1. Happiness the principal object pursued by
world.-Of the creation of irrational animals, and
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. $. 3. The Mosaic Law considered, 1st. As political ; its exclusive application to the Israelites as a nation: 2dly. As ceremonial; which is typical or figurative of the mediatoriul work and office of the Messiah : 3dly. As moral; this part of the Law stated as set forth in the ten commandments and continues of universal obligation at the present day.
Of the Christian Sabbath.–Of the substance of the Law as expressed by Christ and his apostles. Of man's ability to keep the commandments of God. §. 4. Of the prophets subsequent to Moses.—Moses and the prophets foretell the coming of Christ.--Isaiah's description of the person and mediatorial office of Christ.
Sect. 1. The prophecies concerning Christ fulfilled. He'assumes human nature, becomes our Atonement or Mediator-triumphs over sin by offering up his life as a sacrifice for sin, and by his subsequent resurrectionAll men partake of the benefit of Christ's death. $. 2.
Christ offers himself to mankind as a Saviour from sin, by his Spirit, by the Scriptures, and by his servants. Faith, what it is—The New Birth necessary to salvation. §. 3. Of Repentance-Forgideness of sins or Justification-Sanctification or Justification to be experienced only through the righteousness of Christ.-Victory over sin—Perfection or freedom from sin-Possibility of falling away from a state of grace. §. 4. Faith made manifest by good works-Of good works, what they are-Faith and works inseparable, and necessary to Justification, but not the cause of it—this to be ascribed to the New Birth Of Perseverance. . 5. The difference between the spiritually-minded man, and the carnally-minded man-Their respective prospects after death-The day of Judgment. Page 45--82.
Sect 1. The nature of true Worship-the public wor. ship 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 ministerthe 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 nature 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.