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Introduction. Define the Study; Requisite Personal Qual-
ifications ; Advantages derived from the study of System-
atic Theology ; Things to be avoided.
Some things implied in the study of Theology; Some things
that we know of man, independently of any revelation or
knowledge of God.
Importance of a correct knowledge of the laws of evidence;
Evidence and Proof, and their difference; Sources of ev-
idence; Kinds and degrees of evidence; When objections
are not, and when they are fatal ; How objections are to
be disposed of; On whom lies the burden of proof; Where
proof or argument must begin.
Existence of God. Methods of proof; Their amount.
Atheism. Definition; Different forms; Principal objec-
tions to Theism answered; Difficulties of Atheism.
Divine authority of the Bible. A farther revelation from
God than that which is made in the works of nature and
providence needed ; Such a revelation possible; Such a
revelation probable; The scriptures of the Old and New
Testaments, a direct revelation from God.
Inspiration of the Bible. What is not implied in the inspi-
ration of the Bible; What is implied; How a question of
this kind cannot be proved; How it can be proved; The
Bible an inspired Book; Objections answered.
Deism. Deism defined ; Different classes of Deists ; Their
objections to Christianity ; Difficulties of Deism.
Natural Attributes of God. A Natural Attribute defined ;
What are some of the Natural Attributes of God; Prove
that God possesses them.
Moral Attributes of God. A Moral Attribute defined ; Some
of the Moral Attributes of God; Prove that God pos-
sesses them; Benevolence.
Justice of God, The term Justice defined; The several
senses in which it is used; God is just; An objection an-
Mercy of God. What Mercy is not; What it is; In what
cases it can be exercised; To what extent; On what con-
ditions ; Mercy an attribute of God.
Truth of God, Truth defined ; Truth an attribute of God.
Wisdom of God. Wisdom defined; Wisdom an attribute
Holiness of God. Remarks; Holiness defined; Holiness
an attribute of God.
Unity of God. Meaning of the term Unity when applied
to God; Remarks in respect to the manner in which this
subject has been treated in different ages and nations ;
Unity of God proved.
Trinity or Tri-unity of God. Doctrine stated; The point
now under consideration ; Sources of evidence; Amount
of evidence to be expected, if the doctrine be true; Proof
adduced; Objections answered.
Divinity of Christ. What is intended by the Divinity of
Christ; Christ truly divine, or the true God; Objections
Humanity of Christ. Various opinions noticed; What is
intended by the Humanity of Christ; Doctrine proved.
Personality and Divinity of the Holy Spirit. What is not
intended by the Divinity of the Holy Spirit; He is truly
God; What is intended by the Personality of the Holy
Spirit; His Divinity proved.
Providence of God. What is intended by the Providence
of God; God administers over the universe a providen-
tial government; Different theories and arguments no- ticed ; Show what seems to be the truth.
Moral Government. Moral Government defined ; What it implies.
Foundation of Moral Obligation. Moral Obligation defined;
Conditions of Moral Obligation; Foundation of Moral
I Obligation .
Whose right it is to govern. God a moral being; God a
What is implied in the right to Govern. Reciprocal duties
of rulers and ruled.
Moral Law. What Law is; Moral Law defined; Moral
Law a unit; No being can make law; The will of the
ruler can be obligatory only as it is declaratory of what
the Law is.
Law of God. What is intended by the Law of God; The
Commandments declaratory; The Ten Commandments
illustrations of this; Sanctions of the Law; First Com-
mandment. Its true meaning. Seconå Commandment.
Reasons for it; what it prohibits. Third Commandment.
Its true spirit; Reasons for this Commandment.
Fourth Commandment. When the Sabbath was instituted;
Its design ; Its necessity ; Its perpetual and universal ob-
ligation; The manner of its observance; Its change from
the seventh to the first day of the week.
Fifth Commandment. Reasons for this Commandment;
What it implies; What it prohibits. Sixth Command-
ment. What its letter prohibits ; Its true spirit; What
is, and what is not prohibited by its spirit; What its
spirit requires; Reasons for it'; Violations of it.
Seventh Commandment. What it implies; What it prohib-
its; Reasons for it. Eighth Commandment. What it
implies ; What it prohibits ; Reasons for it; When it is
Ninth Commandment. What it implies; What is not a vio-
lation of it; What it prohibits ; Reasons for it. Tenth
Commandment. What it implies ; What is not a breach
of it; What it prohibits and enjoins ; Reasons for it.
Sanctions of Law. What constitutes sanctions ; There can be
no Law without them ; In what light they are to be re-
garded ; The end to be secured by law and the execution of penal Sanctions; Rule for graduating them.
Sanctions of God's Law. God's Law has Sanctions ; What
constitutes the remuneratory Sanctions of God's Law;
Their perfection and duration; What constitutes its vin-
dicatory Sanctions; Their duration.
The Atonement. Its Intention; The Atonement necessary.
Reasons why an Atonement was preferable to punishment,
or to the execution of the Divine Law.
What constitutes the Atonement. Not Christ's obedience
to law as a covenant of works; His sufferings and death
constitute the Atonement; His taking human nature and
obeying unto death a reason for our being treated as righ-
teous: Nature and kind of his sufferings ; Amount of his
sufferings; The Atonement not a commercial transaction;
The Atonement a satisfaction of public justice.