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DEDICATION

TO THE

Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

and Church Union.

Gentlemen

In furtherance of the objects proposed by you— and to their importance no truly good man can be indifferent - I beg respectfully to cast my MITE into your treasury of Christian information, by proving, on the solid basis of REASON, the undeniable fact of the DIVINITY OF CHRIST,” from the evidence of the Doctrine he promulgated to the world, the absolute purity and perfect sublimity of which show at once that it could not be earthborn, but must have descended from Heaven. This desideratum once accomplished, “ CHURCH UNIONfollows of course ; for, where the Doctrine is universal, the community who adopt it cannot fail to be unanimous. Euclid affords us a proof of the force of doctrine, which can never be refuted, because it is established on the solid basis of REASON alone, totally excluding all sensible phenomena.

Let this line of conduct be followed in “RELIGION;" it is in fact the only rational one, for here we have only to do with spirits: God is a spirit, the soul is a spirit — and the subordination of the will of Man to the will of God constitutes Morality and Religion, which, as Christ says, can exist only in the heart.

When this spiritual communion is so thoroughly understood that the « Code of Lawsestablished by Christ is not only separated

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The “MORAL LAW" shows man what he ought to do

The distinction between good and evil explained

Obedience to the " Moral Law" is an affair of man with his Maker

Christ's Moral Law explained

Conscience is the Spirit of Truth

SENSE is a passive faculty, which receives impressions

REASON is an active faculty, which generates syllogisms

Consciousness explained

Moral Certainty is produced by REASON

Physical Certainty is produced by SENSE

The Laws of Nature are TIME and SPACE

HISTORY is the ground of disagreement

DOCTRINE is the ground of unanimity

Proof of History — possibility and probability

Proof of DOCTRINE - Conviction

The “REVELATION” of Jesus Christ proved divine

Proof of the Divinity of the “ New Testament”

The Soul is an inhabitant of ETERNITY

The Body resides in TIME

Existences in ETERNITY are permanent, universal, and necessary

Existences in TIME are changeable, particular, and contingent .

The “REVELATION” not only true but divine

All other "Religions” proved to be spurious

On the "HOLY TRINITY”

The “DIVINE MIND” consists of a Triune Essence

To think is impossible without a triad

Mind + Object + Thought =Thing

God=Creator + Creation + Connexion

The idea of God involves three elementary notions

The mystery of the “ HOLY TRINITY” explained

The word Coeval explained

Matter + Form + Connexion=Thing

Man= Body + Soul + Connexion

Some account of Stonehenge

Principle of Causality in REASON, permanent — in SENSE, "changeable

Cause, Effect, Relation, or oỘTOS, ŠTegos, ouvegins

The “ ELEMENTS" of the Human Mind are Twenty

Three Elements are necessary to constitute one thing

Things of Nature exist in TIME

Principles exist in ETERNITY

Matter fills SPACE and TIME

Mind exists in ETERNITY

The TRIUNE PRINCIPLE fully established

Axiom - Unity +Multitude + Totality=a Whole

CONCLUSION - the root of ONE is three

The nature of Equations explained

Circle=Centre + Radius + Periphery

Consciousness consists of three principles of REASON

Table of “Moral Equations"

Mind and Matter settled for ever

Matter is sensation

Mind is principle

On the application of the TRIUNE PRINCIPLE

The RELIGION of Christ founded on the Trinity

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THERE IS A GOD!- proved to the conviction even of the Atheist

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The Body is composed — consists of matter

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The Soul is simple - consists of spirit

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Principles are necessary

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Sensations are contingent

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REASON generates freedom

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SENSE generates slavery

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The TRIUNE nature of the GODHEAD

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The dignity of man consists in generating the Moral Law

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PRACTICAL REASON constitutes pure moral motives

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SPECULATIVE REASON constitutes impure physical maxims

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Moral Motives lead directly to Virtue

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Physical Maxims tend only to promote Happiness

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REASON incarnate — the Word of God -6 26yos

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Christ the Saviour and Redeemer of the world

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The World not to be destroyed by Fire, but to realise the Kingdom of Heaven . ib.

The Godhead consists of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

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The three states of the Divine Essence, Subsistive, Operative, Relative

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God can only subsist in his TRIUNE ESSENCE

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Every Object of Nature evinces the TRIUNE PRINCIPLE

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The Three Holy Persons — Father, Son, Holy Ghost

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Persons only admit of personification

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Things need no personification, being already concrete

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Spirit alone is pure and holy, and resides in ETERNITY

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Matter is mutable and corruptible, and exists in-TIME

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A Future State proved beyond dispute

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In TIME actions are valned for their utility
In ETERNITY motives are valued for their sanctity

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UNITARIANISM totally annihilated

The HOLY TRINITY explained and established for ever

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TheInfidel, the Jew, the Gentile, and the Unitarian, compelled to be TRINITARIANS 124

ONE GOD IN TRINITY and TRINITY IN UNITY is the only true worship ib.

The ATHANASIAN CREED must ever form part of the Liturgy

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ATHEISM proved to be impossible

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God of the Hindoos a Trinity in Unity

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Trinity in Unity proved both in the Old and New Testament

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The DIVINE ESSENCE consists of only three persons

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A TRINITY IN UNITY pervades all Rational Nature

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The TRIUNE PRINCIPLE constitutes the essence of the Mind

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SENSE, UNDERSTANDING, REASON, the three original
Faculties of the Miud

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Theories neither alter Principles nor Facts

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Copernicus destined to correct erroneous theories

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The “Sacred Volume" contains both the WORD OF GOD and the

WORD OF MAN.

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Sensation can exist only in Sentient Beings

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Material objects are devoid of Sensation

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TIME and SPACE are laws of the Mind

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All Nature is subjected to the laws of TIME and SPACE

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River and Pond to illustrate the TRIUNE PRINCIPLE

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The five senses are the inlets of Knowledge

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TIME and SPACE defined as the depositories of sensation

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TIME is the law of INTERNAL OBJECTS

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SPACE is the law of EXTERNAL OBJECTS

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Every object present to SENSE is INTUITION
UNDERSTANDING is the power of forming CONCEPTIONS
The matter of Knowledge is sensation
All uniting takes place under the TRIUNE PRINCIPLE
Every thought, word, or deed, involves a Trinity IN UNITY
QUANTITY, QUALITY, RELATION, explained
Cause of sensation, NOU MENON — Effect, PHENOMENON
The constitutive use of UNDERSTANDING generates objects
The regulative use of UNDERSTANDING classifies objects
UNDERSTANDING, with its 12 Categories, explained
Unity involves the Triune PRINCIPLE
A mathematical Cube explained
Every Object absent from SENSE is CONCEPTION
Conception defined as a produce of UNDERSTANDING
INTUITION joined to CONCEPTION constitutes KNOWLEDGE
TRANSCENDENTAL Philosophy the only true Philosophy of Mind
God cannot make Nature without Man
REASON the originator of Syllogisms
HOLY TRINITY exists in all its purity in the Kingdom of Spirits
Nature is constituted by SENSE and UNDERSTANDING
PRACTICAL REASON originates the “Moral Law"
SPECULATIVE REASON generates the laws of Nature
UNDERSTANDING has twelve laws - the Categories
REASON is the key to the whole Christian Doctrine
The immortality of the soul proved
Divine REVELATION points out the only road to Salvation
A First Cause explained
Deism rejects Revelation
Theism establishes the Divine REVELATION of Jesus Christ
REASON and Revelation in perfect harmony
God the Creator, Preserver, and Ruler of the Physical and Moral world
The “SACRED SCIENCE OF RELIGION” founded in REASON
Every spiritual Object is an IDEA

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EASON, by its six laws, constructs the SPIRITUAL WORLD

SPIRITS proved to exist.

Man, as a being of SENSE, is MORTAL

Man, as a being of REASON, is IMMORTAL

SENSE furnishes laws for the Body

REASON generates laws for the Soul

The laws of SENSE are FINITE

The laws of REASON are INFINITE

Knowledge is produced by SENSE
Belief originates in REASON
RationAL BELIEF surpasses all Knowledge
Faith is Belief in things unseen
Mathematical figures are secured by BELIEF
The Laws of Morality are generated by PRACTICAL REASON
The Laws of Nature are generated by SPECULATIVE REASON
Laws originate in MIND, not in MATTER
Goodness is designedly to follow the MORAL LAW
Wickedness is designedly to break the MORAL LAW
Motives originate in spirit — the Soul
Actions arise from matter - the Body
The Moral Law revealed to us by Jesus Christ

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