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Attention of the Reader to what I have written. I am ready to own, that in this Matter I depend on the Reader's Courtesy. But only thus far I may have some Colour for putting in a Claim ; that if the Reader be disposed to pass his Censure on what I have written, I may be fully and patiently heard, and well attended to, before I am condemned. However, this is what I would humbly ask of my Readers, together with the Prayers of all sincere Lovers of Truth, that I may have much of that Spirit which Christ promised his Disciples, which guides into all Truth ; and that the blessed and powerful Influences of this Spirit would make Truth victorious in the World.
Wherein are explain’d various Terms and Things belong-
ing to the Subject of the ensuing Discourse.
CECT. I. Concerning the Nature of the Will.
Pag. 1, &c.
fity, Impossibility, Inability, &c. and of Contingence. 18
Whercin it is considered, Whether there is, or can be
any such Sort of FreeDOM OF Will, as that wherein
CECT. I. Shewing the manifest Inconsistence of the
Arminian Notion of Liberty of Will, consisting in
in particular, can come to pass without a Cause of its
thro' the Activity of the Nature of the Soul. 66
Evasions should be supposed to be true, they are alto-
Arminian Writers are obliged to talk inconfiflently. 72
which are perfectly indifferent, in the View of the
consisting in Indifference.
ence of Motives ; with particular Observations on the
litions of moral Agents, inconsistent with such a Con,
And infers a Necessity of Volition, as much as an abso.
Agents to be connected with any Thing antecedent, or
as Arminians hold, be neceffary to moral Agency, Vir-
Jesus Christ necessarily holy, yet virtuous, praise-worthy,
and of fallen Men in general, proves moral Necessity
and Inability to be consistent with Blame-worthiness. 213
which is supposed to excuse in the Non-performance of
Things in themselves good, particularly considered. 237
Virtue, but utterly inconsistent with it ; and all, either
Sect. VII. Arminian Notions of moral Agency incon-
fiftent with all Influence of Motive and Inducement, in
Wherein the chief Grounds of the Reasonings of Armi-
nians, in Support and Defence of their Notions of Li-
Doctrine, are considered.
Sect. II. The Falseness and Inconsistence of that metaphy-
fical Notion of Action and Agency, which seems to be
tion'd Notions of Liberty, moral Agency, &c. 278
common Sense, to suppose Things which are necessary, to
Notions of Mankind, to suppose moral Neceflity to be
of Necessity renders all Means and Endeavours for the
which has been maintain'd, That it agrues with the
which has been maintain'd, That it makes God the
with God's moral Chara&ter.