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ON THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION.
The Fall of Man and the Promise of a Re-
deemer.-Different modes of Divine communication
to Man.-Prospects and prophecies of the Gospel
Day.-Christ comes among the Jeros.-The
benefits of his coming designed to be universal.-
Objects of his coming recapitulated.—Christian
redemption a work of love.-Divinity of Christ
and of the Holy Spirit.-On the Trinity.-Justifi-
cation. Resurrection.-Arguments and evidences
of Christianity.-The true and perfect Chris-
ON THE INFLUENCES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
The gift of the Spirit an essential of Christian-
ity-Different names for the Spirit.-Necessity
of its assistance-universally afforded-and in all
ages-but most plentifully in the Gospel.-Un-
conditional election and reprobation disowned and
ON DIVINE WORSHIP AND GOSPEL MINISTRY.
Worship an act of the soul towards God.-
Meetings for worship may be held in silence.-
Public worship an indispensable duty-reasonable
and beneficial.-Silent worship adapted to all
states.-Its advantages.-Scripture arguments for
it.-Prayer a necessary duty.-The qualifications
of Ministers.-Human learning not essential to the
Ministry.-No individual has a right exclusively
to assume the exercise of it.—On women's preach-
ing-On preaching for hire.-Tithes......
ON BAPTISM AND THE SUPPER.
Preliminary observations.-Two kinds of Bap-
tism-Water and the Spirit.-Remarks on Matt.
xxviii. 19.-This and other arguments in favour
of Water Baptism.-Sprinkling not Baptism.-
Sprinkling of Infants not authorized by Scripture.
-Circumstances attending it highly objectionable.
-The Lord's Supper.-The circumstances related
on this subject fully admitted.-Not considered
perpetual, any more than washing of feet.-The
true Lord's Supper.-Our dissent on these sub-
jects not from disesteem of Christianity, but the
ON THE RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE OF DAYS AND TIMES.
Exemption from censure claimed for their non-
observance. The observance of them disapproved
by the Apostle Paul.-More injurious than bene-
ficial to religion-especially Festivals.-Setting
apart one day in the week approved.-On Public
Fasts, &c.-Conclusion from Romans xiv. 5,
ON OATHS AND WAR.
Quotations from Matt. v.-Oaths unnecessary.—
Arguments in favour of them answered.-Argu-
ments in favour of War answered.-The Christian
Religion the only remedy for this evil......
General remarks on them.-Rules respecting
them.-On dancing and music.-Necessity of
properly regulating amusements for youth.-Pro-
priety of avoiding temptation.....
ON DRESS AND ADDRESS.
Our principle for regulating dress.-Scripture
passages in support of it.-An objection answered.
-Non-conformity to the world, to be accompanied
with the transformation of the mind.-Our peculia-
rities of address supported by reason, by propriety,
and by religion.-On not taking off the hat.-
Custom too much admitted in the conduct of
ON CIVIL GOVERNMENT.
Peaceableness of our principles a security to
peaceably submitted to, when active compliance
cannot be conscientiously rendered.-Civil and re-
ligious liberty valued, and how best defended 163
The necessity of discipline in religious societies.
-Objections to it answered.-Particular objects
of our discipline enumerated.-Different Meetings
in which it is transacted.-Importance of trans-
́acting it in a right spirit...
Address to the Youth on the remembrance of
their Creator.-Reason and Revelation.-The
Holy Scriptures and Christianity.-On our pecu-
liar principles.On the necessity of regeneration.
-Address to persons not of our religious per-