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THE

PREFACE.

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S the following sheets contain reflections whichare the produce

of many years enquiry: so, I hope, my reader will not be surprized, or make it a matter of complaint, if he should find me in one part to differ from myself in another ; but would rather think it strange, if I should not, seeing it is what men of free enquiry are always liable to; because those evidences, which are the ground of their persuasions, are, by such enquiry, liable to be differently perceived by them. A

proper and well-grounded assent to the truth of any propofition, is founded on a perception of the evidence, upon which the truth of that proposition is supposed to depend : and, therefore, as our perception of such evidence is, in many cases, liable to alter and change; that is; what we perceive to be conclusive to day may appear otherwise to morrow; fo our opinions are liable to alter and change likewise. And as I have, in the course of my enquiries, had a strict regard to truth, and this has led me fometimes to differ from myself, by a change of my opinions : fo I am ready to retract and give up my opinion I have embraced or maintained, when such farther evidence shall appear, as renders it just and proper so to do.

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THE

Tract. IX. An Enquiry concerning the Justice of

God.

Tract. X. An Enquiry concerning Infinite Justice,

and Infinite Satisfaction.

242

Tract. XI. An Énquiry concerning Faith and My-

steries: Or, a four-fold Enquiry ; first, what Faith

is; secondly, what the object of Faith is; thirdlys

what a Mystery is ; fourthly, whether a Mystery

is the Object of Faith.

249

Tract. XII. An Enquiry concerning the Use of Rea-

son in matters of Revelation.

261

Tracr. XIII. An Enquiry concerning Prayer 265

Tract. XIV. An Enquiry concerning the Unity, or

Oneness of the Church, 07 Body of Christ. 296

Tract. XV. An Enquiry into that important Questi-

on, Whether Christ is fole King in bis own Kingdom?

r, Whether the Civil Magistrate, or the Pastors in

Christ's Charch, are invested with Authority to rule

Chrift's Subječts, by making Laws to direet their

Behaviour and Conduet in Christ's Service? which

Laws they (viz. Christ's Subjects) are obliged in

Conscience to pay active Obedience to. In a Letter

to a Gentleman.

325

TRACT. XVI. Part of a Letter to another Gentleman,

relating to the foregoing Enquiry.

335

TRACT. XVII. The Previous Question, with Re-

gard to Religion. Humbly offered to be considered,

in order to the Settling and Determining all other

Questions on this Subje£t.

339

Tract, XVIII. Ă Supplement to the Previous

Question, with Regard to Religion, wherein fe-

veral Objections made to the Previous Question are

examined, and in which God's Moral Charakter,

is more fully vindicated. In a Letter to a Friend.

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