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THE CHRISTIAN PUBLIC,
IN DEFENCE OF THE
"PRECEPTS OF JESUS."
PRINTED AT THE BAPTIST MISSION PRESS, CIRCULAR ROAD.
THE contents of the following Treatise are included under these two propositions:-1st, That the Precepts of Jesus, which teach that love to God is manifested in beneficence towards our fellow-creatures, are a sufficient Guide to Peace and Happiness; and 2ndly, That that omnipresent God, who is the only proper object of religious veneration, is one and undivided person.
Though these doctrines, as I conceive them to be alike founded on reason and revelation, appear to me to be almost as obvious truths as any abstract axiom, yet they are opposed in fact by a very large body of writers and teachers. I must therefore leave them to be decided upon by those, who will be pleased to bestow their candid and liberal attention on the arguments I have used in the succeeding pages; and on their impartial judgment I confidently rely.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
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