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THE CHRISTIAN PUBLIC,
IN DEFENCE OF THE
"PRECEPTS OF JESUS."
PRINTED AT THE BAPTIST MISSION PRESS, CIRCULAR ROAD.
LONDON, REPRINTED :
The contents of the following Treatise are included under these two propositions :—lst, That the Precepts of Jesus, which teach that love to God is manifested in beneficence towards our fellow-creatures, are a sufficient Guide to Peace and Happiness; and 2ndly, That that omnipresent God, who is the only proper object of religious veneration, is one and undivided in
Though these doctrines, as I conceive them to be alike founded on reason and revelation, appear to me to be almost as obvious truths as any abstract axiom, yet they are opposed in fact by a very large body of writers and teachers. I must therefore leave them to be decided upon by those, who will be pleased to bestow their candid and liberal attention on the arguments I have used in the succeeding pages ;—and on their impartial judgment I confidently rely.
ALTERATION of Style in the Review
Two points which the Editor wishes to establish, to wit, the
excellency of the Dogmas and the insufficiency of the
The Compiler acknowledges the first
Passage's shewing the sufficiency of the Precepts-God one,
and the object of supreme love .....
The authority of Paul quoted, inapplicable
Justifying a selection as the substitute for the whole ......
The Precepts of Jesus practicable...
The contradiction between the indispensableness of the Doc-
Jesus receives all power from God
Power given to Jesus as the Son of God ....
The unity between God and Jesus, and between him and his
God dwelleth in Jesus and he in God
Jesus considered distinct from God
He that hath seen the Son hath seen the Father
Definition of the unity between God and Jesus........
Jesus's disavowal of his own Deity.....
The Jews charged Jesus only with calling himself the Son