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LECTURE VII.

Sufficiency of Scripture, considered in the fore-

going Light, to the Wants and Wishes of an

individual Christian.

2 Timothy iii. 16, 17.

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God; and is profit-

able for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruc-

tion in righteousness : that the man of God may be per-

fect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

Preliminary recapitulation of the true state of the

question concerning the reception or rejection of a re-

velation, where such has been offered. Thoughts in-

terposed upon their case who disallow the ", atone-

"ment.” Nothing can excuse unbelief, but proof that

Scripture is either hurtful or insufficient. Christian •

doctrines not mischievous. Instanced in that of na-

tural corruption. Christian doctrines the only really

adequate provision for the wants of the spirit of man.

Continuous view of Christian edification. Sense of sin-

fulness. Reconciliation through Christ's death. Mo-

tive to the love of God hence resulting. Encourage-

ment to active virtue through his resurrection. Motive

to the love of our neighbour. Consolation, under a

sense of imperfection, through his ascension, and send-

ing of the Holy Spirit, and continued intercession.

Power and beauty of the sacraments, as instituted

means of grace. Reasonableness of this whole view.

Wherein Scripture might yet be thought defective. Its

fulness here also. Why not now exemplified. Indul.

gence of Scripture. Caution on the particular point of

a death-bed repentance. Conclusion. .: P. 181.

LECTURE VIII.
Sufficiency of Scripture as a Guide amidst social

Intercourse.

Romans xii. 5.
So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one

members one of another.
Recapitulation of the plan of the Lectures. In what
respect the purpose of the present one is in great mea-
sure anticipated. Influence of Christianity on political
questions. Why not here dwelt upon. Power of a
great social Christian principle in more familiar cases
of contact and intercourse. This principle, “ a sense
6 of real brotherhood.” Its influence as a corrective of
worldly pride and injustice-of selfishness and hard-
heartedness of spiritual pride and censoriousness-of
positiveness and uncharitable interpretations. These
topics severally illustrated by familiar instances. Mas-
ters and servants. Rich and poor. Humbler intellect,
and unfashionable simplicity. Useful vocations of life.
Religious schism and conformity. Possible objections
to the view here taken. Answered. Power of a second
Christian principle in society ;-" the sense of respon-
“sibility in the matter of example.” Objection answer-
ed. Plan here completed. External evidences yet in
store; as was assumed in the beginning. Conclusion
of the whole.

P. 217.

EXTRACT

FROM

THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF THE LATE

REV. JOHN BAMPTON,

CANON OF SALISBURY.

"I give and bequeath my Lands and Estates 6 to the Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the “ University of Oxford for ever, to have and to hold 66 all and singular the said Lands or Estates upon “ trust, and to the intents and purposes hereinafter “ mentioned; that is to say, I will and appoint that “ the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford for " the time being shall take and receive all the rents, “ issues, and profits thereof, and (after all taxes, repa“ rations, and necessary deductions made) that he pay “ all the remainder to the endowment of eight Divinity 6 Lecture Sermons, to be established for ever in the “ said University, and to be performed in the manner “ following:

“I direct and appoint, that, upon the first Tuesday « in Easter Term, a Lecturer be yearly chosen by the “ Heads of Colleges only, and by no others, in the “ room adjoining to the Printing-House, between the 6 hours of ten in the morning and two in the afternoon, “ to preach eight Divinity Lecture Sermons, the year

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