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Of his turning Waih into Wine.
That he emourag'd no Excess there, for 31*
That there was no Trick or Collusion in this Miracle,
But a plain Demonstration of an Almighty lower. 32a
How the Paralytick might easily be let down; 3 30
And why the Owner of the House might permit it. 33a
Why Christ rais'd these three Persons more especial-
Nor any Intelligence from them of a separate State s
And why he might very justly retire from their Malice.
No Possibility of Fraud in this Miracle, 3 61
And the Sum of the whole Answer. S69
Of Christ's own Resurrection,
Why, and how they came to be lost _ 37^
The Circumstances preceding Christ'j ResutreBion
And the Folly as it, 582
From the Condition, in which the Sepulchre was found, jg5
And the subsequent Behaviour of the Chief Vriests% and Rulers. 385
jffow Christ may le said to Rise on the Third Day, 385 fVby he did not appear to the unbelieving Jews, viz. because they descrv'd no such Favour from him, 3 89* Which would probably have been lost upon them, ibid. And done Injury to the Christian Cause. 390
The Excellency of the Apostles Testimony % 392
Fram their personal Character, 394
Their Numbers, ibid.
And Opportunities of knowing the Truth; 395
From their Incapacity to execute an Imposture, 398 The Improbability of its Success, ibid.
And the Sufferings it expos'd them to. 399
The Cafe of Christian Martyrs, Criminals, or Zealots, suite different; ibid. The Absurdity os supposing the Apostles guilty of an Imposture, 40a And a Recapitulation of the whole Answer. 403
Of the Insufficiency of Reason andNKcessiTT of Revelation.
The ObjcBion against this Position 406
Answcr'd, by showing, what Natural Religion is, 410 Not absolutely perfect, 411
Nor perpetual; 41 %
Alan's original Integrity, 413
And present Depravation. 414
The right State of the Question, 415
The present State of humane Reason, as to its Imperfection, 4^ And Depravity: 419 That Reason, in its highest Improvement, could not fettle a Rule of Religion; because the ancient Philosophers had the best of their Knowledge from Revelation, 421 Were ignorant of a proper Form of Divine Worship, 42 3 And of the Method of obtaining Pardon for Sin. 42 J Reason unable to settle a Rule of Morality; 428
hereupon modern Unbelievers are justly censur'd,
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A Summary of the present State of Reason, and our want
of a Revelation; . 44 y
That we ought to assent to'the former, because they are
what may be expected in a Divine Revelation, ibid.
Is no Instance of his Partiality, A%x
Tho a Token of extraordinary Favour, where it is
That there was all along a standing Covenant be-
usher d in first, '^%
That the Gospel should be publish'd just at the Time,
when it was, '" too.
That it made a visible Reformation yat first, 405
Ana still continues to do a great deal of Good in the
A Review of the whole Argument, joo
And the Folly and Madness cf changing Christianity
jbr the Religion of Nature. """ ^