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forward in every part of this treatise, can alone be deemed of sufficient authority for the rejection or acceptation of the truths designed to be established, because the sacred text alone can be admitted as a competent authority for decision; and to which, on all occasions, the reader is respectfully referred and recommended.

THE AUTHOR.

CONTENTS.

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CHAP. III.

The meaning of the word “ Image" used by Moses in his

account of the creation of the first man..

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CHAP. IV.

Reflections on the language of Jehovah before the creation

of man

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CHAP. V.

The close Affinity between the language of Moses and that of

Prophecy, prior to the creation of Adam

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CHAP. VI.

The record which Jehovah gives to the Divinity of Christ in

heaven, together with the according witnesses to his hu-

manity on earth, in a part of 1 John, v.-I, He that loveth

God loveth his children, and keepeth his commandments-

3, which to the faithful are light, and not grievous,-

9, Jesus is the Son of God, able to save us

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CHAP. VII.

The import of the word “Image,” as applied to Adam and

to Christ, by Moses, in his account of the creation of the

first man, taken in reference to, and in conjunction with a

part of Heb. 10, and other parts of scripture-1, The weak-

ness of the legal sacrifices-10, The sacrifice of Christ's

body once offered—14, Hath for ever taken away sins. 97

SCRIPTURAL ILLUSTRATION.

ETC.

CHAP. I.

Scriptural reasons assigned for computing the natural day by the “Evening and Morning" The meaning of the words,

Image and Likeness" used in the History of the Creation of Man entered upon.

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The history of the creation is the foundation of all religion, for without knowing his origin, man could have no just conception of his duty as a rational agent and a social being : resting on any other basis, all human knowledge and legislation must of necessity be inefficient for the preservation of public order, and wholly inadequate for man's instruction and government in the principles and practice of a holy life-and we know that without holiness no man shall see the Lord. As the illustration

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of that small portion of the written word of God, with which I am about to present the reader, is the declared purpose of the Incarnation of the word, the Son of God, uttered before the creation of our great progenitor, the first Adam, who was of the earth earthly; it cannot, I think, be deemed needless, or irrelevant to my plan in writing this small treatise, to bring the eternal Divinity of Christ, who is the perfection and consummation of the law, before the reader in a scriptural light by the earliest testimony of divine revelation, for which end the detail of the first day of the creation, from the inspired Mosaic account, will be transcribed according to the original Hebrew language, which runs thus. “In the beginning the Gods created the heaven and the earth, and the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters :">

“And God said, let there be light, and there was light.”

“And God saw the light, that it was good : and God divided the light from the darkness.”

“ And God called the light day, and the dark

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