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the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou doft not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man fhall die in his iniquity, but his blood will I require at thine hand," " Though we, or an Angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you, than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursedo." “ If I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a difpenfation of the gospel is committed unto me; ... neceffity is laid upon me; yea, Wo is unto me, if I preach not the gospel P.”
(n) Ezek. xxxiii. 7, 8.
fo) Gal. i. 8.
(p) 1 Cor. ix. 16, 17.
(A) The venerable Baronet, mentioned page 116, has assured the author, that he had no intention, in quoting only the former part of Lord Bacon's description of the church, but to shew," that there is an invisible and spiritual church, as well as a visible and external one;" and it is clear, from what is adranced by this pious writer in a fubfequent work, that he should be so interpreted.
(C) It has been objected, by persons for whose judgment the author entertains very high respect, that Dr. Paley has not justice done him in this paragraph; and that the advantages attending the institution of property, which he proceeds to mention in the subsequent chapter, remove the wrong impreffion left by this bare ftatement of what he fupposes to be the fact.—The occasion of which the comparison is made should have been noticed. The writer's intention, however, was, to censure the statenient itself, whatever explanation may be given of it. Such a representation, he conceives, is both falfe and pernicious. It is not true! that, in civil society, “ the ninety-nine reserve nothing for themselves but the chaff and refuse:" many of them feed no worse, and know far less anxiety, than the “ one." It is mischievous to represent those who fill exalted ftations, as rioting, without concern, and without restraint, on the sweat of their inferiors.- Nor are the writer's notions, by any means, fingular on the point. “ It appears to me,” faith Mr. Pearson, observing on this chapter of Dr. Paley, “ that the effects of the institution of property, as here fated, are greatly overcharged.” (Annotations p. 29.) In the view of another Annotator, the passage “ contains the substance of thut which all faétious and feditious men have urged," in order to effect their purposes.--When, therefore, Dr. P.'s repetition of the worst part of this representation, in his chapter on civil government, and the other passages which are quoted from him, are also taken into the account, it is, surely, a most candid description of his notions, only to say, that “ his manner of speaking on the subject fuggefts very different ideas of the duties of loyalty and subordination, from those inculcated in our homilies.”
(D) The reader of “ Remarks, &c." addressed to the author, by Edward Pearson, B. D. is requested to examine what Mr. P. gives, p. 36, 37, as Mr. O's quotations and references respecting Dr. Hey. In the first instance, he will find, Mr. P. expressly represents a part of what Dr. H. fays, as the whole of it; and takes no notice of a reference to no fewer than seven places in Dr. H.'s lectures, which the writer sup. poses to bear upon his point. In the fecond instance, Mr. P. is also partial in respect to reference; wholly omits various notes and explanations, on which the point in question immediately turns; and, in profelling to quote the precise passage of Dr. Hey, Itops at the beginning of the very words on which the writer would lay the greatest firess.Whether Mr. P. allow the same importance to what is omitted, or not, is no matter. Of this it would have been the reader's business to judge, when it was presented to him.--In this conduct, therefore, under his circumstances, with the evil of unfair quotation or misrepresentation immediately under reprehension, Mr. P. will, doubtless, be considered a remarkable instance of a Gentleman, with great apparent coolness and candour, notoriously subjecting himself to the very charge he is, unsuccessfully, attempting to subftantiate against another. Wrong intention, however, is by no means suspected to have obtained, but, furely, greater accuracy should have been observed.
On the main subject of Mr. P.'s “ Remarks," the writer will only here observe, that, with all possible deference to the judgment of so re spectable an author, he cannot see that Mr. P. has invalidated the objections, already advanced in this work, against his mode of interpreting the articles and homilies of our church on Justification ; proved any incorrectness in the statement of the doctrine here adopted; or produced any thing, either from the church or the scriptures, inconsistent with this view of it. If it should appear, that the more impartial public are of a different opinion, or any other sufficient reason should present itself, an opportunity of paying further attention to the subjeet will be taken.
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