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THE SCRIPTURAL GROUNDS
WITH AN EXAMINATION OF ALL THE EXPRESSIONS
GENERALLY CONSIDERED AS
BY LANT CAR ENTER, LL. D.
THE SECOND EDITION, WITH ALTERATIONS.
John xvii. 3.
That they may
SOLD BY LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN; JOHNSON
LAND, EXETER; BELCHER, BIRMINGHAM; B. BARRY,
To the Memory of the late Rev. Theophilus Lindsey, A. M., who was illustrious for the discharge of Christian duty, not only in the common walks of life, but in others which led to peculiar exertions and peculiar sacrifices,-who laboured, with exemplary zeal and with signal success, to remove some of the greatest corruptions of Christianity,—and who, supported by the hopes and prospects of the Gospel, long stood on the brink of the grave undismayed, with serenity and cheerful satisfaction, almost superior to suffering and to death itself,-this Volume is inscribed, with respectful and affectionate veneration.
THE following sheets were drawn up in consequence of a Letter addressed to me by the Rev. Daniel Veysie, B. D., entitled "A Preservative against Unitarianism." In the present edition I have omitted all that directly respected the statements in the Preservative, so as to render this volume an independent defence of Unitarianism. Notwithstanding the omissions, however, the additions which are made in various parts have kept the work to its original size; and I have done all I could to make it more convenient and useful. That I am able to reduce the price, is owing to the encouragement which the quick sale of the last edition has given me, to print a larger impression.
As was to be expected, Mr. Veysie has made a reply, in which, however, he chiefly confines himself to a defence of his own share of the controversy. I have availed myself of his remarks, as far as I could, to ren der my own less exceptionable; but, except in two or three instances, I have made no direct reference to them. I propose, as soon as my more urgent engagements will permit, to make some remarks upon Mr. Veysie's Second Letter; and shall then probably take the opportunity of considering Mr. Nares's statements. I have withdrawn the Note which has given Mr. Nares so much dissatisfaction, because it was of a temporary nature;