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to his king; however fincere in his attachment to the conftitution of his country, is reduced to the alternative, of foregoing those emoluments, to which his education, or his labours in the courfe of his profeffion, 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 lefs defpotic, than the antichriftian power of Rome. Under these circumstances, he, at the fame time, defrauds his congregation of their reasonable claim to his inftructions in the word of life; and fubjects himfelf, too frequently, to the fufpicion of folemnly prevaricating with his confcience, and of deliberately lying to his God.

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

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THEOLOGICAL PROPOSITIONS,

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MISCELLANEOUS OBSERVATIONS.

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GENERAL MAXIMS

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REASON AND RELIGION.

NOW FIRST PUBLISHED FROM THE

ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT.

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Two important queftions in which every individual is interested. ift. 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 fupported by proper evidence, therefore, Chrift's religion is divine.

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Reafon is analogous to the naked eye; revelation to the fight, affifted by the telefcope. The affiftance of the inftrument is equivalent to an increase of fagacity, or addition to the natural powers of man: as the telescope improves the human fight, fo rea

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