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“Search the Scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life, and bey are they
which testify of me.—Jesus Christ.

•Let us go on lo perfection."-St. Paul.

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1854.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1832, by

Marsh, CAPEN & Lyon, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

THENEW YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY

ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS,

CONTENTS.

LECTURE I.
The Objects of Salvation: and its nature.

1 Timothy, 1. 15.-" This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, That Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners ; of whom I am chief.”

LECTURE II. The Divine Character the source of all the grace manifested in the gospel: And the standard for our imitation.

Matthew, v. 84.—"Be ye, therefore, perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven perfect."

20 LECTURE III. The Law, consistent with the Promises. Galatians, ii. 21.-" Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid.”

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LECTURE IV. Love, the centre of all the Divine attributes. 1 John, iv. 16.-"God is love."

LECTURE V. Man originally made subject to vanity and to hope.

Romans, viii. 20.—“For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope."

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LECTURE VI. Salvation impartial and universal.

Isaiah, xxv. 6, 7, 8.-—" And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees; of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations. He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth : for the Lord hath spoken it.” 75

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LECTURE XIV.

Entering into life maimed; and being cast into hell.

Mark, ix. 43, 44.—" And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off; it is

better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to

go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched ;-Where

their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched."

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LECTURE XV.

All men the children of God. Destruction of the

devil.

Hebrews, ii. 14, 15.– Forasmuch then as the children are par-

takers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the

same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power

of death, that is, the devil;—And deliver them who, through fear

of death, were all their lifetime subject to bondage."

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LECTURE XVI.

The second death

Revelation, xxi. 8.2" But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the

abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and

idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which

burneth with fire and brimstone; which is the second death." 216

LECTURE XVII.

Salvation, a deliverance from error and sin, through

the mercy of God.

2 Timothy, i. 9, 10.-"Who hath saved us, and called us with an

holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own

purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the

world began :-But is now made manifest by the appearing of our

Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought

life and immortality to light through the gospel."

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LECTURE XVIII.

Explanation of Matthew xxiv. and xxv.

Matthew, xxv. 46.— And these shall go away into everlasting
punishment : but the righteous into life eternal.'

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LECTURE XIX.

Righteousness and wickedness recompensed on earth.

Proverbs, xi. 31.—"Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed

in the earth ; much more the wicked and the sinner.”

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