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111. The case of such as are given up of God to sin, and of fallen man in gen-

eral, proves moral Necessity and Inability to be consistent with Blamewor-

thiness

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iv. Command and Obligation to Obedience, consistent with moral inability

to obey

99

v. That Sincerity of Desires and Endeavors, which is supposed to excuse in

the non-performance of things in themselves good, particularly considered 205

vi. Liberty of Indifference, not only not necessary to Virtue, but utterly incon-

sistent with it; and all, either virtuous or vicious habits or inclinations, in-

consistent with Arminian notions of Liberty and moral Agency

110

VII. Arminian notions of moral Agency inconsistent with all influence of Mo-

tive and Inducement, in either virtuous or vicious actions

115

PART IV. Wherein the chief grounds of the reasonings of Arminians, in sup-

port and defence of the forementioned notions of Liberty, Moral Agency,

&c., and against the opposite doctrine, are considered

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Sect. 1. The Essence of the virtue and vice of dispositions of the heart

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acts of the Will, lies not in their Cause, but their Nature

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11. The Falseness and Inconsistence of that metaphysical notion of Action,

and Agency, which seems to be generally entertained by the defenders of

the Arminian Doctrine concerning Liberty, moral Agency, &c.

122

111. The reasons why some think it contrary to common Sense, to suppose

those things which are necessary to be worthy of either Praise or Blame . 127

iv. It is agreeable to common sense, and the natural notions of mankind, to

suppose moral Necessity to be consistent with Praise and Blame, Reward

and Punishment

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v. Objections, that this scheme of Necessity renders all Means and Endeavors

for avoiding Sin, or obtaining Virtue and Holiness, vain, and to no pur-

pose; and that it makes men no more than mere machines, in affairs of

morality and religion, answered

136

VI. Concerning that objection against the doctrine which has been maintain-

ed, that it agrees with the Stoical doctrine of Fate, and the opinions of Mr.

Hobbes

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vii. Concerning the Necessity of the Divine Will

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vili. Some further objections against the moral Necessity of God's Volitions

considered

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ix. Concerning that objection against the doctrine which has been maintained,

that it makes God the author of Sin .

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x. Concerning Sin's first Entrance into the World

165

XI. Of a supposed Inconsistence between these principles and God's moral

character

166

x11. Of a supposed tendency of these principles to Atheism and Licentious-

169

xi11. Concerning that objection against the reasoning, by which the Calvin-

istic doctrine is supposed, that it is metaphysical and abstruse

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The Conclusion .

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Remarks on the Essays on the Principles of Morality and Natural Religion,

in a Letter to a minister of the Church of Scotland .

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13. What is meant by the glory of God, &c.
vis. God's last end is but one

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III. A DISSERTATION ON THE NATURE OF TRUE VIRTUE.

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The author's Preface

PART. I. Evidences of Original Sin from Facts and Events

Chap. 1. The Evidence of the Doctrine from Facts

Sect. 1. All men tend to sin and ruin

11. Universal sin proves a sinful propensity

. This tendency most corrupt and pernicious

IV. All men sin immediately, &c.
v. All have more sin than virtue
V1. Men’s proneness to extreme stupidity, &c.
v1. Generality of mankind, wicked
VIII. Great means used to oppose wickedness

1x. Several evasions considered
Chap. 11. Arguments from universal Mortality
PART. !I. Proofs of the Doctrine from particular parts of Scripture
CHAP. l Observations on the three first Chapters of Genesis
Sect. 1. Concerning Adam's original righteousness

11. Death threatened to our first parents

III. Adam a federal head, &c.
CHAP. 11. Observations on Texts, chiefly of the Old Testament, &c.
III

. Observations on Texts, principally in the New Testament

Sect. I. Observations on John ii. 6.

1. Observations on Rom. ii. 9-24.

II. Observations on Rom. v. 6–10, Eph. ii. 3. &c.
Chap. iv. Containing observations on Rom. v. 12. &c., .,
Sect. 1. Remarks on Dr. Taylor's way of explaining this text

11. The true scope of Rom. v. 12, &c.
PART III. Evidence of the Doctrine from Redemption by Christ
Chap. 1. Proofs from Redemption by Christ

11. Proof from Application of Redemption
PART. IV. Containing Answers to Objections
Chap. 1. The Objection from the Nature of Sin.

11. God not the Author of Sin
II. The Imputation of Adam's Sin stated
19. Several other Objections answered .

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A CAREFUL AND STRICT INQUIRY

INTO THE

MODERN PREVAILING NOTIONS

OF THAT

FREEDOM OF THE WILL

WHICH IS

SUPPOSED TO BE ESSENTIAL TO MORAL AGENCY, VIRTUE AND VICE, REWARD

AND PUNISHMENT. PRAISE AND BLAME.

Rox. II. 16. IT IS NOT OF HIM THAT WILLETH.

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