Scripture Inquiry Into the State and Condition of Mankind: And the Extent of the Atonement in His Behalf; With Reflection on the Moral Government of God (Classic Reprint)

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Tan Author begs leave to mention, that those who are wedded to the opinions and systems or men, how pure soever their creed be, had pro. Hably better not read the following pages, as they will find no food to their minds, in the perusal. He is well aware that no truth, however important, which 'will not comport with their systems, and have the sanction of the leading characters of tbeir party, can reach conviction to their minds. Such persons may feel displeased to have their esta hlished opinions called in question. But the Author solemnly assures his readers that he hears not the slightest ill-will either against indivi. Duals, or sects - it is their hateful prejudices only that he finds' foul; with. Notwithstanding the acknowledged dignity 'dr our nature, the Author's views of mankind, in general, are not very dignified. His Opinions, which he has formed from Scripture, from history, and from observation, are, that the greater part of mankind are more go Verned by their passions and their-prejudices than'byl truth and by rea. Son But, in no period of time has the simple truth triumphed over prejudice more than in the present day zlt is only towel! As bail this triumph. And long to see it more complete, that the following pages will be any way acceptable. Humble as hislprodustious are, the Abe. Thor is not without hope that such persons (inipartial inquirers after truth) will find some little gleanings of food. With respect to the learned critic, who will doubtless spy numberless faults, the'author has only to remark, that he makes no pretensions. To learnings. This acknowledgment, he hopes, will satisfy hitr.

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