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he says , ' , J have . bqen careful to take all occaj $ iofj $ Jo explain the docrirjne of p * y bopk , '' than to *< infer , * Mt jv ^ atevev tfas great rnajA opinion was * i * e did not
think , it opcjessary or proper , in these publication ^ , fully to state it . " But lest the , controversial naturte , o ( these publications may be thought to require some reser , I shall add another passage frorn the original tract : u Speak .
ing , of his own lue ^ John x , 18 , hesays \ $ o man taketh it from me ; but 1 Iqy , it down myself : I hqve . power \ tp , lay it down , and I have poiper to tflhe it , up again . •* whicJ ) he would not haVe ^ aid , if
he haji bee a a portal man ,, the son ofampji t qf the seed of Adam , or else baol by transgression forfeited tys qwivlj ^ e , ^ for f ; fie , wages oj sin « £ deathli ;; ., and be ; that h ^ tb incurr ^ 4 ( J ^ ath , b y hi 3 p , wi ^ transgression , bis life for
CfiiiH ^\ $ y dl ^ wq anot £$ j , ^ pu ^ Saviour professes he ( fidi" i ^ or i ^ ay , p ^ t ^ t , I think it i ?} pre reaspn ^ f > le tp infer , that tkoug ^ i JUq ^ k js ma $ notWve been an Aria ^ i of the b | gljest order , he differed widely from tfie modern
SocinLia # i ^ on almost every article of ^ Jjeir qreed . He did not believe Ch ist to r ha , ve beep a . mortal man of tl > ^ se ^ d of Ac ( ara ^ he wa $ neithe ^ a JJec ^ ssarian nor a JM ^/ terial . i #£ he belj ^ yed ia the incarnation
aq ^ d , n ^ i rac u lous q ^ nception , and in the separate paturq ^ nd ex istence <*( the ^ Qul and \? o < ly o $ ^! hristf a ? nd dic ^ iioj : scruple , to u ^ e the phrase • Vfiif f \ t % sake of Jq » u ^ Christ /'
! J % ve also seen another highly ^ y ? c ^ afc ^ author classed by your correspoQ ^ it 3 in such company «^ \ y ^)^ ki le ^ ^ qjieflo suppose that ^ e ^ wa ^ jpo 5 sjcjer ^ d (| as a Socinian or H u ^ ft ^ u ^ n ^ I mean Al > er-** & ¥ * fatV'Wm n 9 t onix , W
ornament to my country , but also a mcraher of the satae presby ^ tyi you will excuse me for wishing td ^ set your readers right by referrifvg them to his Sermon on the Spi * rituality of the Divine Nature ;
where he hays down the Arian doctrine as explicitly and extensively as Benjamin Ben Mqrdecai hirtr ^ self , whose Apology I shall conclude by recommending to the serious perusal of th ^ subscribers to the Repository . WILLIAM BRUCE .
Adtffess from a Tutor to an An * final Meeting of his former Pu ~ pits . Gentlemen , I am convinced that nothing can be farther from your thought ^ tkan to lead me into circumstance
of moral danger . And yet so sbducing is this testimony of your affection j that it forces me to ^ be on i « ny guard against that propm * sity to magnify the idea of stflf which an excellent moral writer
has 9 hown is the most dangerous of all propensities . My high standard of duty , attended with a sense of the danger to
which I am exposed , will , I hope ^ preserve me from the intoxications of vanity : whilst your persevering affection inspires me with thankfulness and a return of affection .
It had indeed before this time produced a transfer of the debt of gratitude . Gentlemen , % thank yoti , —I thank you from my heart . As I have just been readihg a
work of Mr 3 . Hamilton ' s whteh advances and illustrates tbVise principles in theory , which I have lopg ; been endeavouring to reduce to practice , ( a coincidefcibfc which i ? litcewise flattering to my v « to * ty , )
Jddr&sfroma gutqr to an Annual Meeting \ ofhte former Pupil * . 51 £
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Aug. 2, 1813, page 517, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2431/page/29/