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thing material throughout the Doctor's whole Book, and many things in that other Book of Dr. Taylor's, containing his Key and exposition on Romans; as also many things written in opposition to this Doctrine by some other modern Authors. And moreover, my discourse being not only intended for an Answer to Dr. TAYLOR, and other opposers of the Doctrine of Original Sin, but (as was observed above) for a general defence of that Doctrine ; producing the evidence of the truth of the Doctrine, as well as answering objections made against it....considering these things, I say, I hope this attempt of mine will not be thought needle88, nor be altogether useless, notwithstanding other publications on this subject.
I would also hope, that the extensiveness of the plan of the following treatise will excuse the length of it. And that when it is considered, how much was absolutely requisite to the full executing of a design formed on such a plan ; how much has been written against the Doctrine of Original Sin, and with what plausibility; and how strong the prejudices of many are in fa. vor of what is said in opposition to this Doctrine ; and that it cannot be expected, any things short of a full consideration of al. most every argument advanced by the main opposers, especially by this late and specious Writer, Dr. TAYLOR, will satisfy many readers ; and also, how much must unavoidably be said in order to a full handling of the arguments in defence of the Doctrine ; and how important the Doctrine must be, if true ; I say, when such circumstances as these are considered, I trust, the length of the following discourse will not be thought to exceed what the case really required. However, this must be left to the Judge ment of the intelligent and candid Reader.
STOCKBRIDGE, MAY 26, 1757.
Universal Mortality proves Original Sin; particularly the Death of Infants,
with its various Circumstances.
Containing Observations on Rom. v. 12, to the end.
Observing the Evidence given us, relative to the Doctrine of
Original Sin, in what the Scriptures reveal concerning the
The Evidence of Original Sin from the Nature of Redemption, in the Pro-
curement of it: Which is superceded by Dr. Taylor's Scheme,
The Evidence of the Doctrine of Original Sin from what the Scripture teach.
es concerning the Application of Redemption.
Containing Answers to Objections.
Concerning that Objection, That to suppose Men to be born in Sin, without
their Choice, or any previous act of their own, is to suppose what is in-
Concerning that Objection against the Doctrine of native Corruption, That to
suppose, Men receive their first Existence in Sin, is to make Him who is
That great Objection against the Imputation of Adam's Sin to his Posterity con-
sidered, That such Imputation is unjust and unreasonable, inasmuch as
tion subjoined, on what some have supposed, of God's imputing the
Wherein several other Objections are considered.
Containing some brief Observations on certain artful Methods, used by Write
ers who are Adversaries to this Doctrine, in order to prejudice their Readers