Passages of Scripture occasionally rescued

from the Misrepresentations of the Author of Christianity as old, &c.

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P. 7, &c.

Rom. vii. 14, 15. I am carnal, fold under Sing

that which I do, I allow not,

&c. 18. 1 Joh. iv. 19. We love God because he first

loved us. 37 and V. II. 39. Matth. vi. Providence over the Fowls of

the Air and Lilies of the Field.

V.I. 38.
Luke vi. 35. Lending, hoping for nothing

again. 42,
Exod. xii. 35. The Israelites borrowing of the

Egyptians. ib.
Matth. ix. 13. Came not to call the Righteous

but Sinners to Repentance. 59.
v. 3. Blessed are the Poor in Spirit,

&c. 6o. Job xxxv. 6. If thou finnest, what dost thou

against him ? &c. 2 Efdras viii. 34. What is Man that thou fhouldest

take Displeasure at him ? &c. 361.


Some peculiar Faults in the Author of Chriiftianity as old, &c. as Author of that


E contends throughout his Book as the

bility of all Religion as founded in the immutable Relation between God and Man: yet allows, To alter one's Conduct, as Circumstances alter, is not only an Act of the greaest Prudence and Judge ment, but is confiftent with the greatest Steddiness

Page 20 His great Unfairness in citing and perverting the Meaning of several Texts of Scripture

7, 18, 30, 38, 59, 60, 361 -In being beholden to Authors and not naming them, nor using any Mark of Quotation

44 And in quoting Authors by halves that are

against him In making Christianity neither more nor less than the Republication of the Law of Nature, yet every where accuses Christianity of Arbitrariness, &c. and acquits the Law of Nature of it.

62 In making the Lives of Heathens better than Chriftians

108 In rejecting the Use of positive Laws contrary to his Profesion 76, 186, 187

ibid. and 207

In deriding Miracles, yet requiring sufficient
Evidence of a Person's coming from God

Page 208 -fn drawing a Paraltet between the Mediators of Heathens and the Mediation of Christ, to the Preference of the førmer : 236 -His quackish Sufficiency and Assurance in making that the curative Part of Christianity which is not fa

ibid. His Assurance in denying himself to be an Heretick, a Proof of his being one

239 In admitting the moral Rules of Revelation, yet endeavours to destroy them

* 277 Guilty of a false Inference

296 -In allowing our Reason to be limited with respect to our Happiness, yet disavows the Interposal of God's for our Direction 316 In making the End of all Punishment to be the Amendment of the Sufferer 329 -In a grofs Misrepresentation of a King pardoning his repenting Rebel, yet causing his moft Loyal and only Son to be put to Death to shew his Hatred to Rebellion

353 In affirming, contrary to the common Dica tates of the Law of Nature, Thal Respeet which the Heathens few'd to the Supreme Bea ing, and the Thoughts of their own Unwartbiness, were unworthy Notions in them

405 His wicked Imputation upon the Apostles with

respect to the Tempora novijima



Some peculiar Faults in the Author of Chris stianity as old, &c. aš Author of chac Book.


N allowing the Spring of all Actions of the

Creatures to be their own Good, yet rejects

future Rewards and Punishments Page 39 In perverting 1 fobn iv. 19.11.

ibid. His Absurdity in denying the Possibility of Mens

being governed both by Reason and Autho! rity, or Revelation

206 His abfurd Account of Faith

223 In admitting Christianity as a Means to Natural Religion, yet opposing it with all his Might

251 In repeating the stale baffled Objection of various Readings in the Scripture

277 In arguing like a Sceptick, or Doubter of the Faith,

whilst he absolutely rejects it 282, to 277 By making it a Crime for Heathens to extricate

themselves out of their deplorable Circumstances, and yet making their Reason sufficient for it.

307 His Affertion that the End of God's creating

Man was to confer on him all the Happiness his Nature is capable of, a false levelling Principle

310 His wicked Imputation upon Providence 317 Vol. II.



V O L.: I.


Some peculiar Faults with respect to Reli

gion in the Author of Characteristicks, as Author of that Book.


E is quite mistaken in his Notion of the
Divine Goodness

Page 304 God as a Governor thrown out of the Case ibid. Maintains the Interest or Good of the whole to be

the only Interest of the Universal Being, yet denies eternal Punishment, which is certainly for the good of the whole here, and hereafter

327 Allows-not of an Inference which directly and neceffarily follows

ibid. He quite mistakes the Character wherein God

judges and determines at large 347, &c. His ascribing Cruelty and Revenge among Chri

ftians to the Imitation of the God they worship, a moft wretched Argument 382

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