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MR. WATTS's SCHEME

OF ONE DIVINE PERSON
AND TWO DIVINE POWERS.

By ABRAHAM TAYLOR.

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LONDON:

Printed for J. ROBERTS near the Oxford Arms in Ward
wick Lane. MDCCXXVIII.

Price Two Shillings.

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.112 T24 1728

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Mrs. J. Leslie French
4-7-69
763365-291

To the Reverend

Mr. JOHN HURRION

SIR,

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COU are very well acquainted with the occasion of first publishing these papers, and have been pleased to express your approbation of them; therefore, as I now own them, I take the freedom to inscribe them to. you; and I hope you will excuse my doing it without your knowledge, and will look upon it as a mark of the fincere friendship I bear you, and of the great esteem I have for you.

I should

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I should have been very glad, there had been no occafion given, for the following remarks, on a person of our own denomination; but to have let fuch unfcriptural fancies, as he has unhappily run into, pass without animadverfion, would have look'd as if we were ready to palliate any defects in those of our own number; and as if we thought it of greater confequence, to keep from difputes among our felves, than to preserve the faith, which we have received from the Scriptures, pure and undefiled.

It may perhaps be pretended, that we ought for the fake of peace, to cover the defects of our brethren, and that we should in charity overlook their failings; this is indeed true in many cafes, but this plea ought never to be ufed, for fuch as trouble the churches of Chrift with unfcriptural novelties, and

and disturb the peace of Christians, by introducing things contrary to what they have received, and learned from the unerring oracles of truth: peace is much to be desired, and highly to be valued, but it should not be fought, at the expence of truth; and charity is a most amiable virtue, but it should never be used as a screen for errors.

It would be very happy, if men, to whom God has afforded good talents, would make use of them in the fupport of what is really contained in Scripture, and would not be forward, to employ their wit and invention, in forming schemes to explain things, over which infinite wisdom has thrown a shade. Men may please themselves with the thoughts of being able, to invent methods of folving the difficulties, which attend the great mysteries of revelation, but there can no

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