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BY CHARLES HAWTREY, M. A.
PRINTED FOR JAMES FLETCHER AND WILLIAM
HANWELL, IN THE TURLE, OXFORD;
AND SOLD BY MESSRS. RIVINGTON, IN ST. PAUL's
M DCC XCIV. . .
:.:: P R E FAC E.
As the aweful subject of the ensuing pages is so very important and interesting, it is hoped the reader will not interpret them as if written with a view to a trial of skill, or in order to provoke a literary combat. Their object is far otherwise. It is, if possible, to reconcile the jarring and discordant opinions of Christians, that they may all unite, and think one and the same
thing, concerning the person of Him to whom they must owe their falva tion.
In the New Testament it is a most certain truth, that the term Okos is repeatedly and decidedly applied to JEsus CHRIST; and, therefore, according to the doctrine of the New Testament, he must be what @£05 fignifies. It is repeatedly and decidedly also the doctrine of the New Testament, that Jesùs Christ is subordinate, acting by delegation, according to the will of the Father; and, therefore, how is this to be reconciled with his being what €0. fignifies ?
The difficulty here has appeared to be fo very great, that various means have been pursued in order to remove it.
On the one part, it has been boldly affirmed by some, that the term eos is never directly applied to Jesus Christ; and by others of the fame party, but with less confidence, that, when it is so applied, it is not in that sense in which it is applied to the Father.
On the other part, it has been urged, that the term ©£oç is certainly and directly applied to Jesus Christ, and that he, therefore, is what ©:05 figni
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