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mitted; they holding that the logos supplied the place of one in Christ.

Upon the whole, the Arian hypothesis appears to me to be destitute of all support from Christian antiquity. Whereas it was never denied that the proper Unitarian doctrine existed in the time of the apostles; and I think it evident that it was the faith of the bulk of the Christians, and especially the unlearned Christians, for two or three centuries after Christ.

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UNITARIAN ASSOCIATION, at their Office, No. 3, Walbrook Buildings ; and sold by R. Hunter, St. Paul's Churchyard. 1. The New Testament, in an Improved Version, upon the Basis of Archbishop Newcome's New Translation, with a corrected Text, and Notes Critical and Explanatory. The fourth edition, corrected to Griesbach's last Text, with additional Notes.-Super Royal 8vo. · Price 11. 5s. 2. The Same.-Demy 8vo. Price 10s. 6d. 3. The Same.-Demy 12mo, with the Introduction and the Critical and Explanatory Notes, but omitting the

Various Readings. Price 7s. 4. Priestley's (Dr.) Tracts in Controversy with Bishop Horsley; with Notes by the Editor; and A Review of the Controversy, in four Letters to the Bishops, by the Author, never before published. Price 10s. 6d. 5.

Institutes of Natural and Revealed Religion. 2 vols. Price 8s. 6.

Appeal to the Serious Professors of Christianity. Price 6d. 7.

Familiar Illustration of certain Passages of Scripture. Price 8d. 8.

Letters to Lynn in defence of his Socrates and Jesus Compared. Price Is. 6d. 9.

Letter to an Antipædobaptist. Price 1s. 6d. 10.

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PASSAGES OF SCRIPTURE

RELATING TO

THE POWER OF MAN TO DO THE WILL OF GOD,

ORIGINAL SIN,

pro

ELECTION AND REPROBATION,
THE DIVINITY OF CHRIST, AND

339 ATONEMENT FOR SIN BY THE DEATH OF CHRIST.

By JOSEPH PRIESTLEY, LL.D. F.R.S. &c.

Search the Scriptures. JOHN v.39.

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PREFACE.

MY CHRISTIAN BRETHREN, IN all theological controversies our appeal lies to the Bible, which contains the writings of the inspired prophets, and of the apostles and evangelists, who have recorded the precepts and doctrines of Christ. To those who lived in the times in which these books were published, they were, no doubt, very intelligible; the language in which they are written, and the customs to which they allude, being perfectly known to them. But what was easy to them, a long course of time has rendered extremely difficult to us, who use a very different language, and whose manners and customs are so exceedingly unlike those of the Jews. On this account, it may puzzle the greatest scholar of the present age to make out the sense of a passage of scripture, which could not but have been perfectly understood by the most illiterate person in that age. In this state of things, the ignorant and unlearned are very liable to wrest the scriptures, as the apostle Peter says they ever have done, while good sense and sound learning often maintain a very unequal contest.

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