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The difficulties attendant upon deistical Infidelity in the abstract

rejection of all revelation from God. p. 21.

Deism presents so many difficulties, that, unless they can be

satisfactorily removed, the presumption will be, that a

revelation from God to man has actually been made. p.


I. Though the deist may be able to prove from the frame of

the world, that it must have been created, he is unable

to prove that it was created by one only God. p. 22.

II. If it be allowed to him for the sake of argument, that

there is one only God, he is unable to demonstrate the

moral attributes of that being. p. 26.

1. He cannot demonstrate the justice of God. p. 27.

2. He cannot demonstrate the mercy of God. p. 31.

3. He cannot demonstrate the goodness of God. p. 35.

III. Thus unable to demonstrate the moral attributes of God,

he is of necessity ignorant what service will be pleas-

ing to him. p. 37.

IV. All these difficulties in the deistical scheme draw after

them the crowning difficulty, that God, whose works

evince his wisdom, yet acted so unwisely as to place

his creature man in the world without giving him the

least instruction or information relative to his duty.

p. 42.

actually accomplished prophecy. p. 76.

The prediction, selected as a specimen of the argument from

accomplished prophecy, shall be that of Moses respecting

the future destinies and fortunes of the Jews. p. 76.

1. Abstract of the prophecy. p. 78.

II. View of the accomplishment of the prophecy. p. 80.

1. Its accomplishment has taken place in all the nume-

rous particulars of which it is composed. p. 80.

(1.) The first particular. p. 81.

(2.) The second particular. p. 82.

(3.) The third particular. p. 83.

(4.) The fourth particular. p. 84.

(5.) The fifth particular. p. 84.

(6.) The sixth particular. p. 85.

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