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to his king; however sincere in his attachment to the constitution of his country, is reduced to the alternative, of foregoing those emoluments, to which his education, or his labours in the course of his profession, may entitle him; or, of acceding to an obligation, whereby he reigns the exercise of his understanding and the deductions of his better judgment, to an authority, not less despotic, than the antichristian power of Rome. Under these circumstances, he, at the same time, defrauds his congregation of their reasonable claim to his instructions in the word of life; and subjects himself, too frequently, to the suspicion of folemnly prevaricating with his conscience, and of deliberately lying to his God.

Now unto the king eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever! Amen.

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THEOLOGICAL PROPOSITIONS,

AND

MISCELLANEOUS OBSERVATIONS.

WITH

GENERAL MAXIMS

OF

REASON AND RELIGION.

NOW FIRST PUBLISHED FROM THE

ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT,

THEOLOGICAL PROPOSITIONS,

AND

MISCELLANEOUS OBSERVATIONS,

Two important questions in which every individual is interested. ist. Is there a future state of pain and pleasure ? 2d. What expectations may I indulge of being happy in such a state? A religion, which fettles both these points, must be from God. Christ's does fo, and is supported by proper evidence, therefore, Christ's religion is divine,

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Reason is analogous to the naked eye; revelation to the fight, assisted by the telescope. The assistance of the instrument is equivalent to an increase of fagacity, or addition to the natural

powers

of man : as the telescope improves the human fight, so rea

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