Sermons preached before the University of Oxford, in the year 1792, at the lecture founded by John Bampton. To which are now subjoined four sermons preached before the University of Oxford, in 1791 and 1794

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Сторінка 237 - ... and learning, as to secure us against all delusion in themselves ; of such undoubted integrity as to place them beyond all suspicion of any design to deceive others ; of such credit and reputation in the eyes of mankind as to have a great deal to lose in case of...
Сторінка 51 - We require you to find out but one church upon the face of the whole earth, that hath been ordered by your discipline, or hath not been ordered by ours, that is to say, by episcopal regiment, sithence the time that the blessed Apostles were here conversant.
Сторінка 272 - I * dwell in the high and holy place, with him alfo ' that is of a contrite and humble fpirit ; to revive ' the fpirit of the humble, and to revive the heart
Сторінка 237 - ... integrity as to place them beyond all suspicion of any design to deceive others; of such credit and reputation in the eyes of mankind as to have a great deal to lose in case of their being detected in any falsehood, and at the same time attesting facts performed in such a public manner and in so celebrated a part of the world as to render the detection unavoidable— all which circumstances are requisite to give us a full assurance in the testimony of men.
Сторінка 204 - ... seems possible, that any one of good understanding should reject that idea, when once it is suggested to him. A purpose, an intention, a design is evident in every thing; and when our comprehension is so far enlarged as to contemplate the first rise of this visible...
Сторінка 222 - I will confess to you that the majesty of the Scriptures strikes me with admiration, as the purity of the Gospel hath its influence on my heart. Peruse the works of our philosophers, with all their pomp of diction ; how mean, how contemptible are they, compared with the...
Сторінка 227 - ... prevented the work, for the temple was never rebuilt, and thus our Saviour's prophecy remains as yet unsuspected. " Jerusalem is to be trodden down of the Gentiles till the time of the Gentiles is fulfilled.
Сторінка 211 - Cleanthes, the most natural sentiment which a well-disposed mind will feel on this occasion is a longing desire and expectation that Heaven would be pleased to dissipate, at least alleviate, this profound ignorance by affording some more particular revelation to mankind, and making discoveries of the nature, attributes, and operations of the Divine object of our faith.
Сторінка 264 - ... his greateft crimes upon that repentance and faith, which carry with them a reformation of life ; ftill leaves the fincere obedience, which was to procure all thefe bleffings, in man's own power. And thofe emphatical words in the laft chapter of that book, which clofes the whole revealed will of God, ' " he that is unjuft let him be unjuft " ftill, and he that is filthy let him be filthy

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