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PART I.

Observations on the Creation of Adam..

Gen. ii. 7. And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the

ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life: and

man became a living soul.

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PART II.

The same Subject Continued.

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DISCOURSE XI.

PART I.

Observations on the History of Cain and Abel.

Gen. iv: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. And in process of time it came to razs,

that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering un-

to the Lord. And. Abel, he also brought of ihe firstlings of

his flock, and of the fat thereof. And the Lord iad respect

unto Abel, and to his offering ; bilt unto Cain and to his of

fering, he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and

his countenance fell. And the Lord said unto Cain, Why

art thou wroth ? And why is thy countenance fallen ? If

thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted ? And if thou do-

est 'not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be

his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

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PART II.

The same Subject Continued.

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DISCOURSE XII.

Observations on the Wickedness and Destruction of the

Old World.

GEN. vi. 3. My Spirit shall not always strive with man, for

that he also is flesh : Yet his days shall be an hundred and

twenty years.

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DISCOURSE I.

PART 1.

THE AUTHORITY OF CHRIST'S MINISTERS.

1 Cor. iv. 1, 2.

Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

UPON

PON reading this epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthi. ans, it will be evident that it was written to correct several errors in doctrine and discipline, which, after his departure, had risen in that church. It appears that the doctrine of the resurrection was disbelieved by some, doubted by others, and generally misunderstood : that disputes and divisions had sprung up among them concerning the eating of flesh which had been first offered to idols, and then exposed to sale in the shambles--the propriety of women's teaching in the public congregations- the administration of the holy communion, and the conduct of their love-feasts--the variety and pre-eminency of spiritual gifts in the exercise of the christian ministry; and concerning the superior excellency of some of the preachers of the gospel above others, which they estimated by their personal appearance, by their spiritual attainments, either real or assumed, by the popular arts of preaching, and by the number of their converts and adherents.

The ill conduct of those teachers who were left by St. Paul at Corinth, or came there after his departure, seems VOL. I.

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