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DEMONSTRATED

FROM THE SCRIPTURES OF TRUTH :

BY

THREE SUFFICIENT ARGUMENTS :

THE OATH OF JEHOVAH; THE LOVE OF JEHOVAH ;

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And every Creature which is in Heaven, and on the Earth, and under
the Earth, and such as are in the Sea--and all that are in them-heard I,
saying, “ Blessing ! and Honour ! and Glory! and Power :-unto him
that sitteth upon the Throne, and unto the LAMB, for ever and ever."

Revela. v. 13,

BOSTON :

PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR, BY MUNROE & FRANCIS, 4 CORNHILL,

Corner of Water-Strcet.

1821.

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DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, ss.

District Clerk's Office. Be it remembered, that on the twenty-first day of September, A. D. 1821, and in the forty-sixth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Munroe & Fraucis, of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, viz.

“ FINAL RESTORATION demonstrated from the Scriptures of Truth; by Three Sufficient Arguments : the Oath of Jehovah ; the Love of Jehovah ; The Prayer of Faith. Also, the Main Objections Refuted. Designed to vindicate the Character of À Imighty God, and justify His ways to man. By Philo-Bereanus.

And every Creature which is Heaven, and on the Earth, and under the Earth, and such as are in the Sea-and all that are in them-heard I, saying." Blessing! and Honour! and Glory! and Power!-unto him that sitteth upon the Throne, and unto the LAMB. for ever and ever."

Rev. v. 13. In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An act for ihe encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copiess during the times therein ment ved;" and also to an act, entitled, " An act supplementary to an act, entitled an act for th encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned; and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.”

JOHN W. DAVIS, § Massachusetts.

Clerk of the District of

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ADVERTISEMENT.

It will not, we hope, be deemed arrogant, to notify the reasler, that in the following discussion, there is a prospect of some degree of originality ; for the author has drawn his arguments, not from the words of men, but from the Words of God. He has consulted human authorities only for objections. To the Bible alone is he indebted for all the replies to objections, and for almost every proof.

The writer is so little versed in the systems of professed theologians, that he cannot be suspected of undue bias in favour of any hypothesis. It is proper to notice further, that he has no interest in disseminating one set of tenets in preference to another---that he is not of the clerical profession---and is not enlisted under any party, in church, in state, in literature, or in philosophy.

We have assumed, in this investigation, that the Scriptures are true in the letter---in other words, that the Bible is.

to be interpreted according to the most obvious meaning of the expressions.

The vivacity of poetical diction, the patrios; the persuasive manner of the pulpit, are not to be expected in those compositions whose chief object is the discovery of truth. of truth. Clearness of

Clearness of expression---a natural and luminous arrangement---a degree of animation, sufficient to enliven the attention of those who read with candour---we shall be happy to have attained.

September, 1821.

FINAL RESTORATION.

ARGUMENT I.

THE OATH OF JEHOVAH.

1. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth ; for I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear; surely shall say, in the Lord have I righteousness and strength ; even to him shall come ; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed. Isaiah xlv. 22-24.

2. Tluit in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philip. ii.10, 11.

ALVATION, unbounded salvation, is the glorious

theme that is here proclaimed ; confirmed with an oath by the God of truth, the Fountain of love, the Father of the world. 6. Hath he said it, and shall be not do it? or hath he spoken it, and shall he not bring it to pass ?” “By ev. ery word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God doth man live."

It is our first object to show, that the translation here given of the text is accurate. We

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