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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1832, by
MARSH, CAPEN & Lyon, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.
ASTOR, LENOX AND
1 Timothy, 1. 15.-" This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, That Christ
Jesus came into the world to save sinners ; of whom I am chief.”
LECTURE II. The Divine Character the source of all the grace manifested in the gospel: And the standard for our imitation.
Matthew, v. 84.-"Be ye, therefore, perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”
LECTURE III. The Law, consistent with the Promises. Galatians, iii. 21.-" Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid."
LECTURE IV. Love, the centre of all the Divine attributes. 1 John, iv. 16.-" God is love."
LECTURE V. Man originally made subject to vanity and to hope.
Romans, viii. 20.—“For the creature was made subject to vanity, pot willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope.”
LECTURE VI. Salvation impartial and universal.
Isaiah, xxv. 6, 7, 8.-—" And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat
things, a feast
of wines on the lees; of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations. He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take
away from off all the earth : for the Lord hath spoken it.” 75
LECTURE VII. The burning up of the proud and of all that do wickedly.
Malachi, iv. 1.-" For, behold, the day cometh that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble; and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.” 89
LECTURE VIII. The story of Joseph, an illustration of Christ's kingdom.
Deuteronomy, xxxiii, 16, 17.—“ Let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him that was separated from his brethren. His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth; and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.”
LECTURE IX. The blasphemy against the Holy Ghost. Matthew, xii. 31, 32. “ Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.”
LECTURE X. The Scripture doctrine of election.
Romans, xi. 7.—What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.
LECTURE XI. God reconciling the world unto himself through Christ.
2d. Corinthians, v. 18, 19, 20. —And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation ; to wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did bescech you by us : we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
LECTURE XII. All men drawn to Christ. John, xii. 32.—" And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.'
LECTURE XX. Divine goodness in the destruction of the Sodomites and other sinners.
Ezekiel, xvi. last of 50.-" Therefore I took them away as I saw good.”
LECTURE XXI. Vexation of false religion. Isaiah, xxviii. last of 19.-“ And it shall be a vexation only to onderstand the report.'
LECTURE XXII. God's unchangeable love to sinners the cause of Christ's mission.
Romans, v. 8.—“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.'
306 LECTURE XXIII. The resurrection a state of holiness and bliss.
1. Thessalonians, iv. 13. But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope."
320 LECTURE XXIV. “ The resurrection of life;" and “the resurrection of damnation.
John, v. 28, 29.—“ Marvel not at this : for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shali come forth: they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.”
Mark, v. 31.-" Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, who touched me?"