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CONTENTS.

CHAP. I.

. Sect. 1. Happiness the principal object pursued by
mankind; how it is to be attained. $. 2. Of the Deity.
-Proofs of his existence.---He reveals himself to man
by his Holy Spirit, and also by the Holy Scriptures.
g. 3. The Scripture account of the creation of the
world. Of the creation of irrational animals, and
lastly of man. . 4. Adam's fall from the image of
God in which he was created. Its effects upon himself
and his posterity. §. 5. God has compassion on fallen
man, and provides a Saviour to restore him.-Jesus
Christ is this Saviour. §. 6. That God did, previously
to the coming of Christ, reveal his will to man, 1st. By
the Patriarchs: 2dly. By the Law : 3dly. By the Pro-
phets: also universally by the Spirit of Christ. §. 7. Of
the Patriarchs-Abraham leaves his native country in
obedience to a divine command His faith in the
promises of God--On the fulfilment of these promises.

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CHAP. II.

Sect. 1. . God reveals himself to the children of
Abraham, particularly to Moses. §. 2. Of the re-
velation of the divine will to Moses.Of the Law given
by Moses to the Israelites. §. 3. The Mosaic Law
considered, 1st. As political ; its exclusive application
to the Israelites as a nation: 2dly. As ceremonial; which
is typical or figurative of the mediatorial work and
office of the Messiah : 3dly. As moral; this part of the
Law stated as set forth in the ten commandments
and continues of universal obligation at the present day.

Of the Christian Sabbath.Of the substance of the
Law as expressed by Christ and his apostles.--Of man's
ability to keep the commandments of God. $. 4. Of
the prophets subsequent to Moses.--Moses and the
prophets foretell the coming of Christ.--Isaiah's descrip-
tion of the person and mediatorial office of Christ.

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CHAP. III.

Sect. 1. The prophecies concerning Christ fulfilled.
He assumes human nature, becomes our Atonement or
Mediatore-triumphs over sin by offering up his life as

All men partake of the benefit of Christ's death. $. 2.

which Christ ate with his disciples the night before his
crucifixion--reasons for considering the celebration of
it as not now obligatory.The supper of the Lord, of
which Christians partake, inward and spiritual.

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8. I. . Ist. Question-What is the principal object sought after by mankind ?

Answer-Happiness ; all their pursuits, however various, may be traced to it as to a central point.

2d Q. -How is true happiness to be attained ?

A.-True happiness is only to be found in loving God, fearing to offend, him, and obeying his commands

Psal. xxxiv. 9. O fear the Lord, ye his saints; for there is no want to them that fear him. 10. The young lions đo lack and suffer hunger, but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.

Psal. cxxviii. 1. Biessed is every one that feareth the Lord, that walketh in his ways. : 2. Happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

Rom. viii. 28.. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God.

1 Cor. ii. 9. Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things that God hath prepared for them that love him. 10. But God hath revealed them to us by his Spirit..

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6. U. 3d Q.--Who is God? - A.-God is the infinite, eternal, and ina

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