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Supper of the Lord. 12. The doctrine of the Sacra-
"The liberal spirit of the times has encouraged coalition
Lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a
Triumphs of Christianity.—Its failures foretold, espe-
degeneracy of the female character. 2. Frivolity, lux-
ury, extravagance, and insolvency. 3. Debauchery.
4. Juvenile delinquency. 5. Inhumanity. 6. Perjury,
and the spirit of our laws. 7. Increase of crimes.
8. Other circumstances in the character of the times.-
Alleged excuses and palliations inadequate.-Promises
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
Recapitulation.-Present exigencies of the Church of
England. 1. Scriptural foundation of the doctrines of
the Church of England. 1. The being and attributes
of God. 2. The Trinity in Unity. 3. The Divinity
and Incarnation of Christ. 4. His Atonement. 5. His
descent into hell. 6. His resurrection, ascension, and
return to judgment. 7. The Holy Spirit. 8. Original
sin. 9. Necessity of spiritual assistance. 10. Justifi-
cation. 11. Works done before the grace of Christ.
12. Salvation only in Christ. 13. Faith and Works.
II. Moral doctrines of the Church of England. 1. No
works of supererogation. 2. Relative duties. 3. Po-
litical principles. III. Ecclesiastical polity of the
Church of England. 1. Definition of the Church, and
nature and extent of its authority in respect of ceremo-
nies. 2. Excommunication. 3. Orders of Ministry.
4. Celibacy, ministrations, and character of the Clergy.
5. Sacraments. 6. Baptism. 7. The Supper of the
But, speaking the truth in love, may grow up unto him in
all things, which is the head, even Christ.
The interest which St. Paul took in the concerns of
the Church of Ephesus. I. Paraphrase of Ephes. iv.
1-16. II. Enlargement of the several arguments of
the Apostle. 1. Unity of spirit. 2. Form of the Chris-
tian Ministry. 3. Offices of the Ministry. 4. Settled-
ness of faith the end of ministerial order. 5. Christian
liberality. 6. Enlargement of the Church. III. Im-
portance of speaking the truth in love. 1. As a mea-
sure of conciliation among professing Christians. 2. As
the only method of propagating the Gospel. 3. Ap-
plied to the doctrine and conduct of the younger Clergy.
THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
OF THE LATE
REV. JOHN BAMPTON,
CANON OF SALISBURY.
"I give and bequeath my Lands and "Estates to the Chancellor, Masters, and Scho"lars of the University of Oxford for ever, to "have and to hold all and singular the said "Lands or Estates upon trust, and to the in"tents and purposes hereinafter mentioned; "that is to say, I will and appoint that the "Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford "for the time being shall take and receive all "the rents, issues, and profits thereof, and (after "all taxes, reparations, and necessary deduc❝tions made) that he pay all the remainder to "the endowment of eight Divinity Lecture "Sermons, to be established for ever in the said "University, and to be performed in the man"ner following:
"I direct and appoint, that, upon the first Tuesday in Easter Term, a Lecturer be yearly "chosen by the Heads of Colleges only, and by 66 no others, in the room adjoining to the Printing-House, between the hours of ten in the "morning and two in the afternoon, to preach eight Divinity Lecture Sermons, the year fol
lowing, at St. Mary's in Oxford, between the "commencement of the last month in Lent "Term, and the end of the third week in Act "Term.
"Also I direct and appoint, that the eight "Divinity Lecture Sermons shall be preached upon either of the following Subjects-to con"firm and establish the Christian Faith, and to "confute all heretics and schismatics-upon the "divine authority of the holy Scriptures—upon "the authority of the writings of the primitive "Fathers, as to the faith and practice of the pri"mitive Church-upon the Divinity of our Lord "and Saviour Jesus Christ-upon the Divinity "of the Holy Ghost-upon the Articles of the "Christian Faith, as comprehended in the "Apostles' and Nicene Creeds.
"Also I direct, that thirty copies of the eight Divinity Lecture Sermons shall be always