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“For the invisible things of Him from the Creation of the World are CLEARLY SEEN, being understood by the things that are made."Rom. i. 20.

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“For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the World
are CLEARLY SEEN, being understood by the things that are made;
even His Eternal Power and Godhead.”-Rom. i. 20.

LONDON:

J. HATCHARD AND SON, 187, PICCADILLY.

1845.

LONDON: Printed by WILLIAM Clowes and Sons, Stamford Street.

P R E F A C E.

All mankind, ignorant or learned, are interested in the knowledge of God, as affecting their happiness in this world and their well-being hereafter.

As the unlearned are infinitely more numerous than the learned, a slight contemplation of the justice, mercy, and benevolence of the Almighty Creator leads to the persuasion that, vast as are the advantages of Study and the acquirements of Knowledge, deep learning cannot be requisite for the attainment of sufficient knowledge of God to secure man's eternal happiness, provided he RESIST not the information within his easy reach.

The following observations are the result of an inquiry into the nature of the knowledge of God, with a view to ascertain the truth, separated, as far as may be, from incomprehensible mystery ; and to learn how nearly that knowledge may be clearly brought within the compass of one's own understanding, and be suited to the natural faculties and common sense of the generality of mankind.

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