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THE

FIRST EPISTLE

TO

THE UNITARIANS:

CONTAINING

EARNEST EXHORTATIONS TO. EXPERIMENTAL

RELIGION.

TO WHICH IS ADDED THE

CHRISTIAN'S REVEALED WORD OF GOD.

BY THOMAS WHOWELL.

SECOND EDITION.

“ HE TAAT DENIETH THE SON, THE SAME HATH NOT THE FATHER.”-1. JOHN 11. 23.

LIVERPOOL:

PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR, BY C. BENTHAM AND CO. LORD-STREET,

1829.

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TWENTY-ONE EPISTLES.

First Epistle.— The vague Ideas of Futurity would puzzle

the philosophers of modern times

125

Second EPISTLE. - Jonah preaching to the Ninevites

126

Third Epistle.- The Glory of Ileaven

127

l'ourth EPISTLE.-Aiming at Heaven with the thoughts lifted

up by pride

131

Fifth Epistle.- The Danger of Formality

134

Sixth EPISTLE.- The Nature of Prayer....

136

Seventh Epistle.-Aiming at Heaven without the influence

of the Holy Ghost

139

Eighth Epistle.- Aining at Heaven without attention to

Religion...

142

Nintu Epistle.- Neglect of our Obligations to God

146

Tenth EPISTLE.—“Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord

thy God in vain”

149

ELEVENTH EPISTLE. -“Remember that thou keep holy the

Sabbath day”.

153

Twelfth EpistLE. " In six days the Lord made heaven and

earth”

156

THIRTEENTH Epistle.- Do away with all sensual pleasures of

the world

158

FOURTEENTH EPISTLE.- Adorn thy Temple in modest apparel. 159

Fifteenth EPISTLE.-The Saviour of the World stands by

waiting

160

SIXTEENTH EPISTLE.-The Son of God comes in the clouds of

Heaven

166

SEVENTEENTH EPISTLE.-Efficacy of Christ's Resurrection .... 169

Eighteenth EPISTLE.-Embrace the Holy Scriptures. We

want no new Faith ...

171

Nineteenth EPISTLE.—The Ministration of Angels

173

TWENTIETH EPISTLE.-The Poor in want of Bibles. Title,

but no money

177

Twenty-First EpistLE.--Christ's coming ..

180

Note on the Way to Heaven. I. G.B.P.

182

Note on the Nature of Heaven..

Eighth CHAPTER.-On the Incarnation and Natures of Christ. 202

Ninth CHAPTER.-On the Union of the two Natures of Christ 732

in one and the same person

Ministrupsi itiwal

209

219

Note on the Deity of Christ

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PREFACE.

In sending forth this book, the author disavows every motive but the sole one of being useful.Having travelled for a series of twenty-one years, on the continent of Europe and in Ireland, on his return to North Wales, he saw the evil and falsehood of Unitarianism, and there wrote the pages which are now offered to the public, in the humble hope, that He who giveth he increase, even to the meanest labourer in His vineyard, may cause some fruit to raise from his labour.

Indeed, when he considers the greatness of that God, and the importance of those doctrines which he advocates, he has no fear upon this head. Secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law. Outward nature itself attests His

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