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Page The argument drawn from the analogy of the sun, light, and heat, to the Trinity, considered ...

256 On the argument which represents Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, as qualities of one Deity ...

257 The union between Father and Son compared to that between the human soul and body....

ib. Argument drawn from the alleged resemblance between the term “ Son of Man" and " Son of God”

258 On the argument which represents God as a compound substance

ib. John xvii. 3; 1 Cor. xv. 24, viii. 6; Ephes. iv. 5, 6, quoted 259 Alleged necessity of the Deity of Jesus to his mediatorial character

ib. This opposed to common sense •

260 Opposed also to scripture; Numbers xi. 1, 2, xiv. 19, 20,

xxi. 7, xxxii, 30; Gen. xviii. 32; Jeremiah xxvii. 18; Deuteronomy v. 5 ....

260, 261 The arguments of Hindoos for Polytheism more powerful than those of Christians for the Trinity



No. I.

On the Quotations from the Old Testament contained in the New.

Matt. ii. 15


ix. 13
xix. 19, xxii. 39
xxi. 42......

xxii. 44 John x, 35...

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ib. 265 ib.


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No. II.

On the References made to the Old Testament in Support of the
Deity of Jesus.

John i. 14, compared with Isaiah ix. 6, explained ........ 272
Hebrews i. 8, 9, compared with Psalm xlv. 6, 7, considered 284
Luke i. 16, 17, compared with Isaiah xl. 3, and Malachi iii. 1 285
John xii. 41, compared with Isaiah vi. 5
1 Cor. i. 30, compared with Jeremiah xxiii. 6°



The original of Jeremiah xxiii. 6, xxxiii: 16; Gen. xxv. 26;
2 Sam. ii. 16; Gen. xvi. 14, compared *••*••*•
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Rom. xiv. 10, 12, compared with Isaiah xlv: 23 ............. .. 288
2 Peter iii. 18, compared with Isaiah xliii. 3, on the term

...... 289 John x. 16, compared with Psalm xxiii. 1, on the term Shepherd.

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1 Cor. x. 9, compared with Psalm lxxviii. 56, on tempting
John iii. 29, compared with Psalm [[saiah] liv. 5, on the term
Revelation xxii. 13, compared with Isaiah, xliv. 6, on the
phrase " Alpha and Omega"
Rev. xxii. 12, compared with Isaiah xl. 10, on the phrase
'My reward is with me"
Ephes. iv. 8, compared with Psalm lxviii. 18, on the phrase


"Thou hast ascended on high"

John xix. 37, compared with Zechariah xii. 10, on the phrase "whom they pierced"...

1 Peter ii. 6-8, compared with Isaiah xxviii. 16, and viii. 13, 14, on the phrase "stone of stumbling," &c... 299, 300 The Hebrew and other Asiatic languages full of metaphor, John x. 34-36· · · · · · ·




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The Deity of Moses and of David cannot be proved from
Deut. xxx. 15; 1 Chron. xxix. 20
Personal interest does not influence the author; nor desire
of fame

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Nor the hope of success
But reverence for the author of Christianity, and a wish to
raise it above all polytheistical systems



The author's views derived from the Scriptures
The Old Testament should be studied before the New
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Locke's testimony respecting the fundamental articles of




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Extract from Sir Isaac Newton, pointing out the different
natures of God and Christ
Argument in favour of the Trinity, from its analogy to the
triangle, considered
Several arguments occurring in the beginning of Serle's Horæ
Solitariæ, considered






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Page Dr. Prideaux's assertion respecting the testimony of Jonathan's Targum on Isaiah ix. 6, 7, examined

313 The term “Messiah” applied to various kings........... 314 Quotations from several ancient Jewish commentators. ib. On the difference of meaning between “ to be called” and "to be"...

•• 315 Passages illustrating the epithets employed in Isaiah ix. 6 .. 316 The terms “Son" and “only-begotten" incompatible with the nature of the First Cause

ib, The assertion respecting two sets of terms and phrases being applied to Jesus, examined

317 No Hindoo can conscientiously prefer the doctrine of the Trinity to Hindooism

ib. True Christianity is free from Polytheism.

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General Defence of the Precepts in Question.

The observations contained in No. I. of the Quarterly Series of “ The Friend of India," on the Introduction to “ The Precepts of Jesus," as well as on their defence, termed “ An Appeal to the Christian Public,” are happily expressed in so mild and Christian-like a style, that they have not only afforded me ample consolation for the disappointment and vexation I felt from the personality conveyed in the preceding Magazines, (Nos. 20 and 23,) but have also encouraged me to pursue my researches after the fundamental principles of Christianity in a manner agreeable to my feelings, and with such respect as I should always wish to manifest for the situation and character of so worthy a person as the Editor of the Friend of India.

The Reverend Editor labours in his Review to establish two points—the truth and excellency of the miraculous relations and of the dogmas found in the Scriptural writings—and 2ndly, the insufficiency of


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