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Being has implanted in the human mind on the one hand , and between the " inward light" of the Quakers , and the enthusiasm of the various
scctarists on the other : but until this task shall be performed , it is impossible that those who are accustomed to t ^ ink for themselves on all theological subjects , should be brought to assent to the truth of what appears so ve-ry improbable and problematical , and rendered more so from that want of con *
formitym the religious opinions of mankind , which could not be the case if they were all taught by the same teacher , and that teacher no other than the c 6 divine spirit , "
whose power and influence on the human mind must of necessity overcome all opposition , and impress upon the heart of every individual one simple *^ nd uni form truth .
As , however , this mode of thinking is at present confined solely to
BIBLICAL CRITICISM .
\ If our blessed Saviour ever affected obscurity in his discourses ^ it was either when he was encountered by captious and malicious persons , or when he had to deal with stupid , sensual , and inconsiderate people , destitute of any
real religious principles or love of goodness . But , when the welldisposed addressed to him sincere inquiries after truth , and that discovery of it which God had sent < feim to publish to the world , he M&vef failed to explain himself in
the Quakers , it certainly givss them a privilege and advantage beyond every other sect , profes sing Christianity , and those abstruse
and difficult passages of scripture which frequently torment and perplex others , give to Philo and his friends no sort of uneasiness , because they are Christians upon better terms .
Having thus endeavoured to express those ideas which presented themselves to the mind of the writer during the investigatioo of the subject , he earnestly hopes th q , t nothing has escaped him
which may in the remotest degree have a tendency to reflect on a clas « of men who are individually an honour to society , and who ar $ , > upon that account , respected and esteemed by no one more sincerely than
VERITASWoburn r Oct . 2 Qth ISQf .
the most simpler and intelligible terms . The scribes , pharisees , and chief priests , attempted often to ensnare him in his discourse * by proposing questions to him , eo artfully contrived ^ that they imagined ., whatever answer he should make to them , would aff ' tH-d a
pretence , cither for accusing him to the Ptoman governor of sedition against the government , and there - by for getting him put to death , as a malefactpr , or for exposing film to a popuiftr , clamour niidL
34 * Observations on John -vi . ST . by the late Rev ' . W . Turner *
# J 5 SERVATIONS OST JOHN VI . 37 + ALL THAT THE FATHER © IVETH JHE SHALL COME TO ME ^ -BY THE LATE RET W . TURNER , OB WAKEFIELD .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1808, page 34, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2388/page/34/