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nishment, and the perpetuity of it; or it will not. If it will, then 'here is reason fufficient to justify such punishment, without calling in the aid of the abovemenţioned supposition. And if it will not, then, I think, it will be a very great bardjhip upon the sufferers ; because they are made to suffer perpetually, merely to prevent the faults of other beings, who will have it in their power, and it will be left to their choice, whether they will be faulty or not. Besides, we have no such suffering examples held forth to give us warning, and it will be hard to suppose that we are the first sace of beings, and that there has been none before us, through the numberless ages of a past eternity, whole misbehaviour should give occasion for their suffering, to give warning to us. As to the comets, whatever they are, they do not so come within our notice, as to answer any such purpose to us.
To conclude, I beg leave to observe to my reader, that as the doctrine of a future judgment and retribution is of the utmost concern to mankind, so our belief of it, and contending for it, will but little avail us, except it becomes a principle of aition to us, which rightly directs and governs our minds and lives. Alas! to what
purpose is it to believe, to talk, to write, to preach about a future judgment, except it has this effect, viz. to make us live as becomes those who must give an account of themselves to God?
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I. A N Enquiry concerning the Grounds and Reasons, or
Po what those principles are, on which two of our anni-versary solemnities are founded: viz. That on the 30th of January, being the day of martyrdom of King Charles the First, appointed to be kept as a day of fafting ; and that on the 5th of November, being the day of our deliverance from Popery and Slavery, by the happy arrival of his late Majesty King William the Third, appointed to be kept as a day of thanksgiving.
To which is added, The Sufficiency of Reason in Matters of Religion, farther confidered. Wherein is shewn, that reason, when carefully used and followed, is to every man, who is answerable to God for his actions, under any or all the most disadvantageous circumstances he can poflibly fall into, whether he resides in China, or at the Cape of Good Hope, a sufficient guide in matters of religion ; that is, it is sufficient to guide him to God's favour, and the happiness of another world. [Price One Shilling.]
II. A Discourse concerning Reason, with regard to Religion and Divine Revelation. Wherein is shewn, that reason either is, or else that it ought to be, a sufficient guide in matters of religion. Occasioned by the Lord Bishop of London's second Pastoral Letter.
To which are added, Same Reflections upon the comparative excellency and usefulness of moral and positive Duties. Occasioned by the Controversy that has arisen (with respect to this subject) upon the publication of Dr. Clark's Exposition of the Church Catchisin.
Both by THOMAS CHUBB..
Equity and Reasonableness
OF THE DIVINE CONDUCT, In Pardoning SÍNNERS upon their Repentance,
E XE M PLIFIED:
Or a Discourse on the Parable of the Prodigal Son.
IN Which those Doctrines, viz. that Men are rendered
acceptable to God, and that Sinners are recommended to his Mercy, either by the perfect Obedience, or the meritorious Sufferings, or the prevailing Intercession of Christ, or by one, or other, or all of these, are particularly considered, and refuted. Occasioned by Dr. Butler's late Book, entitled, The Analogy of Religion natural and revealed, to the Constitution and Course of Nature. Offered to the Confideration of the Clergy, a-. mong all Denominations of Christians.
To which are added two DISSERTATIONS, viz. I. Concerning the Sense and Meaning of St. Paul's Words,
Titus üi. 10, 11. A man that is an heretick, after the first and second admonition, reject : Knowing that he that is
such, is fubverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself. II. Concerning the Time for Keeping a Sabbath. Offered
to the Consideration of the Sabbatarians. In a Letter to Mr. Elwall.
To which is likewise added, The Case of Pecuniary Mulets, with regard to Disenters, parti. cularly considered. In a second Letter to the Rev. Dr. Stebbing.
By THOMAS CHUB B.
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