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lowing pages is to show, that it is the prevailing Doctrine of the New Testament.

Dissent from the doctrine, as generally professed by the Christian world, having been promoted in the last century by Dr. Clarke's work, entitled The Scripture Doctrine of the Trinity, it may be useful to some readers to show the failure of his Final Conclusions from the two main points of his work, and of his Objections to the controverted Verse of St. John, which are the subjects of the Postscript and of the Appendix to the following Letter.

T. S.

SALISBURY, APRIL 30, 1834.

CONTENTS OF THE FOLLOWING LETTER.

The object of the following Tract, to assist unlearned readers

in tracing the evidence of the Doctrine of the Trinity through the several books of the New Testament.—p. 1.

1. Evidences of the doctrine from the first three Gospels :

The Divinity and Incarnation of Christ -The distinct
Personality of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.

-p. 3.

II. Evidences of the doctrine from the fourth Gospel :—The

eternal Deity of Christ-His Incarnation—The threefold testimony of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit to the Son of God-Three evidences of his Death on the Cross.-p. 10.

III. From the Acts of the Apostles : The testimony of the

Holy Spirit to the Resurrection of Christ—The Government of the Church by the Holy Spirit-Preparation made by Providence, connected with the festival of Pentecost, for the propagation of the Gospel to“ every “ nation under heaven.”—p. 17.

IV. From the Epistles of St. Paul :--The supreme Deity of

Christ, and the equality of the Three Divine Person

-p. 26.

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CONTENTS OF THE SECOND LETTER.

1. From the Catholic Epistles, and the Revelation of St.

John :—The eternal Deity of Christ—His Incarnation -The threefold testimony of the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit to the Son of God-Three evidences of his Death on the Cross-External and internal evidence of the authenticity of 1 John v. 7.---p. 34.

POSTSCRIPT.-On Dr. Clarke's Final Conclusions from his

Scripture Doctrine of the Trinity.--p. 45.

APPENDIX.-On Dr. Clarke's Objections to 1 John v. 7.

p. 53.

EPISTOLARY PREFACE.

TO

MRS. JOANNA BAILLIE.

MADAM, Your kind acceptance of a former Letter, which I had the pleasure of addressing to you, has induced me to renew the subject of it in the pages which I now present to you, in which I have endeavoured to bring it within the view and apprehension of readers previously uninstructed in the doctrine of the Trinity. Believing, as I do, that that doctrine is clearly revealed in the Scriptures, especially of the New Testament, and that, as such, the belief of it is necessary to my own salvation, I cannot but wish to render the record of it as intelligible, as demonstrable, as certain in the apprehension of others, as it

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is to my own mind. You will not, therefore, I am sure, think my time ill-employed in this renewed discussion of the doctrine itself, or of the passage of St. John, with which it is intimately connected.

I continue the investigation of that passage, as of any other subject of great interest, because it is a subject of great interest, because I believe it to be a genuine passage of Scripture, and the charges of fraud and forgery, applied to it, to be most unjust, and wholly unfounded,—and because, as in all subjects of much research, perseverance often leads to the development of lights, which escape the observation of hasty or brief inquiry. I continue it, because every time that I return to the consideration of the passage, adds to my conviction of its authenticity by some new view of its external or internal evidence.

The late discoveries of Dr. Scholze and

Dr. Wiseman afford strong grounds of con

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