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SERMON IV. *5 494), fa? 436 Boy
izs Forlil-know that thou wilt bring me to death, and io the
mon consent of nations. The universal extent of the
-Mi doctrine of a future state of existence. The striking i vocagreement in the sentiments of various nations on this 00 subject. --The origin from which these opinions must vt have been derivedstamps them with authority 263-278 LECTURE VIII. The arguments which relate to man.19 The dignified structure and singular convenience of his Eng human frame.His elevated station amidst the creaods tures that people the earth. The bias of his mind to#Oswards whatever he considers great and grand. 279-294 LECTURE IX.--The arguments which relate to man conmay tinued.His inextinguishable thirst for happiness.
His boundless ambition. His anxiety for the continubecance of his existence, and his earnest longings after I immortality..
2954309 LECTURE X.-The arguments which relate to man con
sa tinued. The nature of his soul. The soul not maaicterial, but proved to be a simple essence, a principle of puré, essential life.
3104_323 LECTURE XI.The arguments which relate to man conin oţinued. The faculties and powers of mind which he 1 possesses. The sublimity and dignity of his under
standing. The capaciousness and retentive power of his memory
324-336 LECTURE XII.- The arguments which relate to man con
btinued.—His faculties and powers further considered. bi1 The sallies and towering flights of his fancy.—The dis_ batinction and penetration of his judgment. The consarstancy and cheering influence of his hope. The divine -ci support, or the stings and guilty terrors of his con-descience.-Thet ender sensibilitiesand vast stores of his to affections.
a 337_-347 LBCTURE XIII. The arguments which relate to man conSostinued.--His great and various capabilities.- His ca
pability of knowing, -of doing --of suffering --and of enjoying ...,
LECTURE XIV.-The arguments which relate to man
concluded. The fears of infidels in their last mo-
tians when leaving the world.......... 366-381 LECTURE XV.-The arguments which are found in the
Word of God.—A few reasons assigned why we receive the Bible as a divine revelation.—The extensive and harmonizing information which it conveys concerning the immortality of the soul,-its divinity and singular origin,-its moral character and responsibility,—its degradation and pollution,—its exposure to wrath beyond the grave,--and the great and glorious price of its redemption...
382-396 LECTURE XVI.—The arguments which are found in the
word of God continued.—The means employed to put the soul in possession of salvation. Its certain destination to endless existence. The scrutiny through which its probationary conduct will pass, and the important consequences that will result from it.— The resurrection and immortality of its earthly and corruptible body.—The circumstances under which it will retain
its being and consciousness for ever...... 397—411 LECTURE XVII.—THE IMPORTANCE
TRINE OF THE SOUL'S IMMORTALITY CONSIDERED.— It solves the difficulties of our present mode of existence. It affords the strongest consolation and succour amidst the numerous trials of life.It dis. ** pels the terrors of death and the gloom of the grave.....
412_424 11 LECTURE XVIII.—The importance of the doctrine further 'n
considered.--It induces the mind to pursue mental cultivation and to prosecute schemes for intellectual y improvement.--It furnishes the most persuasive !!! motives to piety. It opens before us a prospect of 4 boundless and eternal good.It pours a flood of light 9! upon all the Divine proceedings towards our world.The lectures closed.....
OF THE DOC
SH ON THE IMPROVEMENT OF TIME.
Psalm xc., 12.
to numler our days, that we may apply our
hearts unto wisdom.
It is but a little while, and all who are now in this house will have passed off the stage of life. Let but a few more years roll their rounds, and all over whose heads the stream of time is now passing, will be fixed in eternity. Those who have not made some suitable improvement of the opportunities of life, will become the inhabitants of a region of misery. Betwixt them and any happier country will be an impassable gulph. On the other hand, they who have numbered their days, and applied their hearts unto wisdom, will become the possessors of a region of peculiar happiness, enjoy the approbation of God, -live in the realms of glory - and be encircled with the bound
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