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m Prophet as Moses speaks of here, such
work as many and as great Miracles
I Ansiver; This is not to be fuppos’d: for supposing the Providence of God in the World, it cannot be ima: gined that an equal attestation should be given to a false Doctrine and a true. But that the greatest and most unquestionable Miracles are to carry it, is evident; because this is all the reason why Moses was to be credited above the Magicians, because he wrought more and greater Wonders than they did. But if it could be supposed that any one could work as great Miracles for the confirmation of Idolatry, as were wrought by way of attestation to the true Worship of God, then there would i be no difference, but what the reason of the thing makes the Belief of one God being more reasonable than many; and not to make an Image or sensible representation of a Spirit, being more reasonable than to make one. . But if this could be suppos’d,
the natural issue and consequence of our it would be Atheism; a man would Sermon believe neither that 'nor the other, III. nor that there is any God at all.
· But a farther account of the Nature and Difference of Miracles, I reserve to some * particular Discour- See Ser: ses on that Subject. At present, for mons on the fuller opening of this matter, it in this Vol. will be proper to Thew,
Heb. 2. 4.
1. That the Divine Authority both of the Doctrine of Moses and Christ is resolv'd into Miracles.
2. What assurance of Miracles is fufficient to perswade men to believe that Testimony, for the confirmation of which they are wrought.
3. What assurance they give us, That the Scriptures are a Divine Revelation.
But the Consideration of these I refer to the next opportunity.
G 4 SERM.
of the Faith or Perswafion of a
The fourth Sermon on this Text.
HEB XI. 6.
TN discoursing of the Faith or Per
swasion of a Divine Revelation, I propos’d the considering these seven things.:
I. What we understand by a Dis vine Revelation,
Volume II. The several kinds of it. ---
III. Whether a Perswasion concerning a Divine Revelation be properly Faith.
IV. How we may come to be afsured of a Divine Revelation; or by what Arguments, a Faith or Perswafion of a Divine . Revelation is wrought in us.
V. The degrees of this Perswalion
VI. The Effects of it.
VII. In what sense it may be said to be a divine Faith.
I was upon the [IV th] of these, viz. Considering by what Arguments à Faith or Perswalion of a Divine Revelation is wrought in us; which led me to consider the Evidence of Miracles; and I propos'd to shew particularly these three things.
i. Thát the divine Authority, both