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Job xi. 7. Canst thou by searching find out God ? canst thou find
out the Almighty unto perfection?
On the Degeneracy of Human Nature.
Rom. v. 12. By one man sin entered into the world, and death by
sin ; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. 97
On the Doctrine of Regeneration.
Tit. iii. 5, 6. Not by works of righteousness which we have done,
but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration
and renewing of the Holy Ghost; which he shed on us abundantly,
through Jesus Christ our Saviour.
On the Excellence of Christianity.
John vi. 67, 68, 69. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, will
go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord! to whom shall
we go ? thou hast 'the words of elernal life. And we believe and are
sure, that thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
Heh. xi. 1. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the
Heb. xü. 14. Follow--holiness, without which no man shall see
On the Regulation of the Heart.
Prov. iv. 23. Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are
Prov. iv. 26. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be
Heb. x. 25. Not forsaking the assembling of yourselves together as
Matt. xxii. 37, 38. Jesus said unto him, thou shalt love the Lord
thy God, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy
mind. This is the first and great commandment.
Matt. xxii. 39. And the second is like unto it; Thou shall love thej
Prov. xxii. 6. Train up a child in the way he should go; and when
he is old he will not depart from it.
On Domestic and Social Concord.
Eccles. vii. 9. Be not not hasty in thy spirit to be angry; for
anger resteth in the busom of fools.
Phil. iv. 8. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatso-
ever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things
are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good
report ; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on
On Religious and Moral Obligation.
Micah vi. 8. He hath shewed thçe, O man, what is good; and
what doth the Lord require of thce, but to do justly, to love mercy,
On the Motives to Christian Duty.
Prov. iii. 17. ller ways are ways of pleasantness; and all her
GENESIS 1.1-8. Ver. 1. In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.
2. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God moved upon the
face of the waters. 3. And God said, let there be light: and there was light.
4. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.
5. And God called the light day, and the darkness he called night, and the evening and the morning were the first day
6. And God said, let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament, from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
8. And God called the firmament heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
THE scriptures contain a revelation from God, respect
a ing the natural and moral government which he exercises over mankind, and are therefore entitled to the diligent study of every one, who would become wise unto salvation. They unfold a wonderful scheme of divine providence which commenced with the creation of the world, was continued from generation to generation under the Jewish economy, is still proceeding under the Christian dispensa