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were needful) if Unbelief therefore hindred them from casting that Devil out, then it is plain they did not believe that they should cast him out; and why should you think then they attempted it, who believed they should not effect it? I think it much more likely, that finding themfelves distrustful of the event, and wanting Faith, they would not venture the Success. This, I think, is the only Instance, that seems to gainsay, what I have laid down, and this, were there a good Occasion, might be otherwise accounted for, if what is said be not sufficient. And, to speak what I think,

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this ought to make the difference between Workers of Miracles, above all other things whatever. This Consideration shews, that tho' all Miracles have their Use, yet that those alone can attest to the Mission of a Prophet ; which he fore-knows he shall be enabled to do, and so fore. tells to others ; leaving no room for suspicion that he intends to make use of what accidental Miracles may happen to be wrought by him, to gain belief to what he says. But I forget my self, and doubt I have rather been repeating than recapitulatiug what we have lately said. But you will pardon Me, if the Zeal I have

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for the Cause in hand, hath made me tedious ; and out of a great deal said, you may afford to forget a great deal.

A. I will study to forget nothing of what I have heard from You, for, methinks, I am better able to defend my Religion, on this bottom, than I was before, without it. But whatever else I forget, I will not forget my Obligations to You, for Your Pains and Patience with Me.

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FINIS.

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Discourse.
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Iracle, what it is

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How diftinguish'd.

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Who can work it.

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Whether Spirits can.

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Why none but God.
How Miracles prove the Being of God.
The chief use of Miracles.

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The History of Moses's.

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of Jannes and Jambres.
The common Solutions unsatisfactory.

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of Miracles, few or many,

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Whether Moses or the Enchanters wrought greater Mi.
racles.

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The Devil can work no true ones independently on God. 39
Nor false ones that may not be detected.

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Wicked Men work them by God's Power and Commission, if

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Jannes and Jambres woro sught three Miracles by the same
Power that Moses did.

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Hope they might come to attempt it.
Mofes, Daniel, and the Three Children Accounted
Magicians.

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Conjecture, why God might let the Enchanters work
three Miracles.

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Of turning Duft into Lice.

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That this was no greater a Miracle than the foregoing
Ones.

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Another Conjecture why God might let the Enchanters
work three Miracles.

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The Case of hardening Pharaoh.

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The Force of the Objection.

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Tre Enchanters own Confeffion.

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How the Enchanters Miracles are to be confider'd.
Sum of the Whole.
veftions to be con idered.
No worser Consequences from allowing the Enchanters to

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derive their power forom God, than from the Devilo 92
No Ægyptian was deceiv'd by them.
Deut. 13. considered.

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If the Diviner only guess'd.

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if he had formerly been inspir'd.
If he had formerly wrought a Miracle.
God permits not a Miracle to be wrought, to perswade
to Idolatry.

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How God tempted the Israelites.

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The false Prophet was to be stoned.

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The Doctrine io be establish'd is to be laid down in general,
before the Miracles are to be wrought.

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CONTENTS of the Second

Discourse.
was foretold that Chrift should work Miracles, and
expected.

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This was peculiar to the Lord Jesus.

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That Jesus answered this Expectation, and fulfill'd these
Predictions.

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Whether all his Works were miraculous.

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The end for

which Christ wrought Miracles. 144
The Case of the Paralytick at large.

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The Use of Miracles described.

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An Account why Miracles prevailed not.

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Whether we must judg of Miracles by the Doctrine, or of
Do&trines by Miracles.

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What would follow on the Devil's working Miracles as well

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Matth. xxiv. 24. considered at large.

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Signs and Wonders are not true Miracles. 176
Absurdities that would follow upon allowing them to be
ro.

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Alike Miracles give Credit alike.

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Strange Events no Miracles.

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Whether People may be tempted by true Miracles. 191
Whether Scripture-Do&rines are the Standards of true Me
racles.

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What is meant by deceiving the Electie

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