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Alleged necessity of the Deity of Jesus to his mediatorial cha

racter

This opposed to common sense

Opposed also to Scripture; Numbers xi. 1, 2, xiv. 19, 20;
xxi. 7, xxxii. 30; Gen. xviii. 32; Jeremiah xxvii. 18;
Deuteronomy v. 7
The arguments of Hindoos for Polytheism more powerful than
those of Christians for the Trinity

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Matt. xix. 19, xxii. 39

Matt. xxi. 42

Matt. xxii. 44

John x. 35

Matt. iv. 10

Matt. xiii. 14

Matt. xix. 5

Matt. xix. 18, 19
Matt. xxii. 32

Matt. xxii. 37
Matt. xxvi. 31

John vi. 45

John xiii. 18

John xv.
25
Matt. xxi. 16
Matt, xxi. 13

APPENDIX.

No. I.

On the Quotations from the Old Testament contained in the New.

Matt. ii. 15

Matt. iv. 4
Matt. iv. 7
Matt. ix. 13

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Matt. xv. 7-9

Matt. xi. 10

Luke iv. 8

Luke iv. 18, 19

These quotations prove the subordinate nature of Jesus to God

No. II.

On the References made to the Old Testament in Support of the Deity of Jesus.

John i. 14, compared with Isaiah ix. 6, explained

Hebrews i. 8, 9, compared with Psalm xlv. 6, 7, considered
Luke i. 16, 17, compared with Isaiah xl. 3, and Malachi iii. 1
John xii. 41, compared with Isaiah vi. 5

1 Cor. i. 30, compared with Jeremiah xxiii. 6

The original of Jeremiah xxiii. 6, xxxiii. 16; Gen. xxv. 16; 2 Sam. ii. 16; Gen. xvi. 14, compared

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138

Rom. xiv. 10, 12, compared with Isaiah xlv. 23
2 Peter iii. 18, compared with Isaiah xliii. 3, on the term Sa-

viour

139, 140 John x. 16, compared with Psalm xxiii. 1, on the term Shepherd

1 Cor. x. 9, compared with Psalm lxxviii. 56, on tempting John iii. 29, compared with Isaiah liv. 5, on the term hus

band

Revelation xxii. 13, compared with Isaiah xliv. 6, on the phrase
Alpha and Omega"

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Rev. xxii. 12, compared with Isaiah xl. 10, on the phrase
My reward is with me"

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145, 146 Ephes. iv. 8, compared with Psalm lxviii. 18, on the phrase

"Thou hast ascended on high"

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John xix. 37, compared with Zachariah xii. 10, on the phrase "Whom they pierced"

1 Peter ii. 6-8, compared with Isaiah xxviii. 16, and viii. 13, 14, on the phrase "Stone of stumbling," &c. 149, 150 The Hebrew and other Asiatic languages full of metaphor, John x. 34-36

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The Deity of Moses and of David cannot be proved from Deut. xxx. 15; 1 Chron. xxix. 30.

151, 152

Personal interest does not influence the author; nor desire of fame

Nor the hope of success

But reverence for the author of Christianity, and a wish to raise it above all Polytheistical systems

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The author's views derived from the Scriptures

The Old Testament should be studied before the New
Locke's testimony respecting the fundamental articles of Chris-

tianity

Extract from Sir Isaac Newton, pointing out the different natures of God and Christ

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Argument in favour of the Trinity, from its analogy to the
triangle, considered

Several arguments occurring in the beginning of Serle's Horæ
Solitariæ considered

Conclusion

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POSTSCRIPT.

Dr. Prideaux's assertion respecting the testimony of Jonathan's
Targum on Isaiah ix. 6, 7, examined

The term "Messiah" applied to various kings
Quotations from several ancient Jewish commentators
On the difference of meaning between "to be called" and
"to be"

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The assertion respecting two sets of terms and phrases being applied to Jesus, examined

No Hindoo can conscientiously prefer the doctrine of the Trinity to Hindooism

True Christianity is free from Polytheism

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Passages illustrating the epithets employed in Isaiah ix. 6
The terms "Son" and "only-begotten" incompatible with the
nature of the First Cause

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164

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ib.

166

ib.

SECOND APPEAL.

CHAPTER I.

General Defence of the Precepts in Question.

THE observations contained in No. I. of the Quarterly Series of "The Friend of India," on the Introduction to "The Precepts of Jesus," as well as on their defence, termed "An Appeal to the Christian Public," are happily expressed in so mild and Christian-like a style, that they have not only afforded me ample consolation for the disappointment and vexation I felt from the personality conveyed in the preceding Magazines, (Nos. 20 and 23,) but have also encouraged me to pursue my researches after the fundamental principles of Christianity in a manner agreeable to my feelings, and with such respect as I should always wish to manifest for the situation and character of so worthy a person as the Editor of the Friend of India.

The Reverend Editor labours in his Review to establish two points-the truth and excellency of the miraculous relations and of the dogmas found in the scriptural writings; and, 2dly, the insuffi

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