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lectures, Ifia.

A compressed View of the Religious Principles and Prac-
tices of the Age; or, a Trial of the Chief Spirits
that are in the World, by the Standard of

the Scriptures ; attempted

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THE LATE REV. JOHN BAMPTON, M. A.

CANON OF SALISBURY.

BY

HECTOR DAVIES MORGAN, M. A.
OF TRINITY COLLEGE; MINISTER OF CASTLE HEDINGHAM,
ESSEX; AND CHAPLAIN TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

LORD KENYON.

OXFORD,

AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS FOR THE AUTHOR.

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SOLD BY J. PARKER, OXFORD; AND MESSRS. RIVINGTON, st.
PAUL'S CHURCH YARD, AND WATERLOO PLACE, LONDON.

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CONTENTS.

The prevalence of error being the fulfilment of pro-
phecy, affords no just objection to the divine origin of
Christianity. I. The universality of error recognized in
the Apostolical writings; which contain neither excuse
for the practice of it, nor promise of exemption from its
power, but recommend constant vigilance and precau-
tion. II. The means of avoiding error are, under cer-
tain restrictions, Reason, Tradition, Inspiration-Para-
mount authority of the Scriptures; proper dispositions
for studying and applying them with effect, and conse-
quences of neglecting those dispositions.—III. Plan of
the following Lectures proposed, and objections antici-
pated.

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Inferences from the varieties of opinion concerning
the person of Christ, and from the language applied to
him by the Apostles and Evangelists.-Doctrines of the
Unitarians, as explained by Belsham, Estlin, Carpenter,
and the Editors of the “Improved Version,” compared
with the Scriptures. 1. The Unity of God. 2. The
Person of Christ; the Incarnation and miraculous con-
ception. 3. The Office of Christ. 4. The Atonement.
5. The Intercession of Christ. 6. The nature and of-
fice of the Holy Spirit. 7. Original Sin. 8. Inspira-
tion of the Scriptures. 9. Eternity of punishment: the
Devil: the holy Angels. 10. Summary of Scriptural
doctrines. 11. Summary of Unitarian Doctrines.

SERMON JII.

3. God. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all

the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you
overseers, to feed the Church of God, which he hath
purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that
after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among
you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves
shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away
disciples after them...

Expedience of a right interpretation of the Scrip-
tures, and the offence of perverting them.-Calvinistic
doctrines, as explained by Williams, Scott, Vaughan,
and Simeon, compared with the Scriptures. I. Origi-
nal Sin. II. Free Will. III. Grace. 1, What Cal-
vinists do not hold concerning grace. , 2, Grace a living
principle, of indispensable necessity, conferred by an
act of sovereignty. 3. Special grace. 4. Conversion.
5. Regeneration. 6. Indefectible grace and final per-
severance. 7. Grace, in what sense irresistible. 8. Grace
how sensible. Experiences. IV. Justification by grace.
1. Justification a sovereign act of God. 2. Justification
by faith' without works. 3. The faith which justifies.
4. Primary and final justification. V. General and par-
ticular redemption. 1. Dr. Williams's view of Predes-
tination without Reprobation. 2. Mr. Vaughan's De-
fence and Maintenance of the Doctrine of Reprobation.
- Texts opposed to Calvinistic doctrines.--Important
concessions of Calvinists. - Note on their practical
preaching.

“We require nothing of our opponents beyond a fair
“ discrimination. Let them state the censurable tenets, bring
*clear evidence against the accused; and, having proved
“ them guilty, proceed to pass sentence upon them: but

“ surely it is not candid to conclude under one general sen-
.:" tence so. large and multifarious a body of men as are now

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