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CHA P. L.
That from the Notion of a God, it neceffarily fol lows, that there must be fome Divine Revelation
HE Being of a God, evident to Natural Reafon, p. 2, 3. That there are wicked Spirits, Enemies to Mankind, p. 4, &c. The miferable Condition of Man, without the Divine Direction, and Affiftance, and that God would not leave him without all Remedy in this Condition, p. 7. The Judgment of St. Athanafius in the cafe, 2. V p. II.
i ho CHA P. II.
The Way and Manner by which Divine Revelations may be fuppofed to be delivered and preServed in the World.
The Manifeftations of God's ordinary Providence infufficient, and therefore fome extraordinary way of Revelation neceffary, P. 14, 15. The ways of extraordinary Revelation, either immediate Revelation to every particular Perfon; or to fome only, with a Power of Miracles and Prophecies to enable them to communicate the Divine Will to others, p. 15. I. It could not be requifite that God should communicate himself by imme
diate Revelation to every one in particular, Ibid, II. Prophecies and Miracles are the most fitting and proper means for God to discover and reveal himself to the World by, p. 21. (1.) Concerning Prophecies, ibid. (2) Concerning Miracles, p. 26. III. Divine Rever lations must be fuppofed to be preferved in the World by Writings, p. 33. IV. They must be of great Antiqui ty, P. 34. V. They must be fully published and promulged, ibid.
The Antiquity of the Scriptures.
HE Antiquity of the Scriptures, a circumftance very confiderable to prove them to be of Divine Revelation, p. 35, 36. They give an account of Divine Revelations made from the beginning of the World, p. 37 What Mofes relates of things before his own time, is certainly true; and must have been discovered to be falfe, if it had been fo, P. 37,38,
The Promulgation of the Scriptures.
1. In the firft Ages of the World, the Revealed Will of God was known to all Mankind, p. 45. IL In fucceeding Ages theve bas fill been fufficient Means and frequent Opportunities for all Nations to come to the knowledge of it, p. 59. (1.) The Law of Mofes did particularly provide for the Inftruction of other Nations in the Revealed Religion, ibid. (2.) The Providence of God did fo order and difpofe of the Jews, that other Nations had frequent opportunities of becoming inftructed in the True Religion, p. 73. Testimonies of the Heathen concerning the Jews, and their Religion, p. 95. There have ever been divers Memorials and Remem brances of the True Religion among the Heathen, p. 100. of
Of the Sibylline Oracles, p. 106. The Gospel had been preached in China and America, before the late Dif coveries, p. 113, 114. The Confeffions beth of Proteftants and Papifts, as to this matter, p. 119. Chriftians in all Parts of the World, p. 121. A Sect called, The Good Followers of the Meffiah, at Conftantinople, p. 122. Though great part of the World are Still Unbelievers, yet there is no Nation but has grea opportunities of being converted, p. 128. The cafe particular Perfons confidered, P. 129
CHA P. III.
Of Mofes and Aaron.
The Sincerity of Mofes in his Writings, p. 132. He was void of Ambition, p. 135. Aaron and He had no contrivance between themselves to impofe upon the People, P. 136.
CHA P. IV.
The Pentateuch written by Mofes, p. 137. The great impartiality vifible in thefe Books, p. 138. Genefis an Introduction to thereft, ibid. Points of the Hiftory of the Jesus, confeld by saft Sur
The Book of The principal the Heathen,
p. 139, 140,
ori.. Autor CHA P. V. Of the Predictions or Prophecies contained in the Book of Mofes.
The Promife of the Meffias, p. 141.
The Predictions of Abrabam, p. 142. Of Jacob, 144.
p. 146, &c.
Of the Miracles wrought by Mofes.
I. The Miracles and Matters of Fact contained in the
Books of Mofes, as they are there related to have been
done, were at firft fufficiently attefted, p. 153. II. The Relations there fet down, are a true Account of the Miracles wrought by Mofes, and fuch as we may depend upon, p. 167. For, (1.) Thefe things could not be feigned by Mofes and Aaron, and others concerned with them in carrying on fuch a Defign, ibid. (2.) The Miracles could not be feigned, nor the Books of Mofes invented or falfified by any particular Man, nor by any confederacy or combination of Men, after the death of Mofes, p. 169. (3.) The Pentateuch could not be invented nor falfified by the joint confent of the whole Nation, either in Mofes's time, or after it, p. 182. Of what confequence the Proof of the Divine Authority of the Pentateuch is towards the proving the rest of the Scriptures to be of the fame Authority, P. 188. Of Joshua, and the Judges; and of the Miracles and Prophecies under their Government.
CHA P. VII.
Jofhua, the Author of the Book under his name, p. 189. The Book of Judges written by Samuel, p. 190. The Waters of Jordan divided, p. 191. The Males Circumcifed, at the firft coming into Canaan, and thereby difabled for War, contrary to all humane Policy, p. 192. The Walls of Jericho thrown down, and the Prophecy concerning them, ibid. The Integrity of Joshua, p. 193. Of Eli, p. 194. Of Samuel. ibid.
Of the People of Ifrael, under their Kings. From the Revolt of the Ten Tribes, an Argument for the Truth of the Law of Mofes. Prophets in the Kingdoms both of Ifrael and Judah,
CHA P. IX.
Of the Prophets, and their Writings. The kinds of Prophecy amongst the Jews, p. 196. The Freedom and Courage of the Prophets, and the Reverence
paid to them even by bad Princes, p. 197. They laid down their Lives, in confirmation of their Prophecies, P. 198. Many of their Prophecies fulfilled during their own Lives, p. 199. Their Prophecies committed to Wris ting, ibid. They (as well as the Law) were carefully preferved, during the Captivity in Babylon, p. 201. The Books of the former and of the latter Prophets; the Books of Samuel, by whom written, p. 202. The Books of Chronicles, and of Kings, by whom written, ibid. Of the Pfalms. Mofes and the Prophets comprehend the whole Old Testament, p. 204, 205. The Hebrew Tongue fufficiently understood by the Jews, when they returned from Babylon, p. 205. The Scriptures could not be corrupted afterwards, p. 207,
CHA P. X.
Of the Prophecies and Miracles of the
Jofiah prophefied of by Name, long before his Birth; the circumftances of that Prophecy, p. 209. The fulfilling of Elijah's Prophecies, p. 211. The Confeffion of Julian the Apoftate, p. 212. Divers other Prophecies and Miracles, ibid. Cyrus prophefied of by Name, long before his Birth, p. 215. Jeremiah's Prophecies of the Deftruction of Jerufalem, p. 217. The Contra diction which was then thought to be betwixt the Prophecies of Jeremiah and Ezekiel, a manifft proof of the truth of the Prophecies of them both, p. 219. Other plain Prophecies fulfilled, p. 220. These Prophecies and Miracles manifeftly true,
Of the dependence of the feveral Parts of the Scriptures upon each other; and that the Old Teftament proves the New, and the New again proves the Old, as the Caufe and the Effect,