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Such Change of the Deity not voluntary. p. 23
Nor necessary.
Such a Changeableness contrary to the Attributes of God.

Answer to Argument 5.
No Conftat of the Sphericalness of the Universe.
That no Argument of a perpetual Motion.

ib. Motion of Bodies in Contiguity, with Bodies not infinite.

28 Sphericalness does not infer Infinity of Duration. Arguments against the Eternity of the World. Arg. 1. From the Nature of Putrification. Arg. 2. From the sinking of Hills. No new'Hills raised which are considerable. Phyfico-Theol. Discourses on the Chaos, &c. Arg. 3. From the Increase of Mankind. The World never depopulated by Plagues. Remarks upon the most remarkable Pefilences. The probable Number of Men in the World. The World increafed more formerly than now. This proved by Scripture and Reason. Arg. 4. From History and the late Invention of Arts. No considerable Arts loft, and revived again. 48 Mankind could not, as the Theists pretend, have been without Writing from all Eternity.

ib. The Progress in the Art of Writing, and the no ext7 407dinary Difficulty in its Invention.

49 Excessive Computations, no Argument of the Eternity of tbe

World. Answer to the Argument from the late Communication of

the Divine Goodness. The fixed Stars probably no Part of the Mosaick Cree

tion.
Gen. iii. 16. explained.
Obje&tions against this Interpretation answered.
Ibis Interpretation not prejudicial to Religion.

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Light before the Sun is the clearing up of the Chaos. p. 60
Waters above the Firmament, the Waters of the Planets. 63
The Seas easily formed in one Day.
Trees and Plants might easily grow before the Sun was
made. .

66
How the Planets are said to be made the fourth Day. 68
Why Moses relates the distin£t Formation of the Earth

alone.
This Relation agrees with the foresaid Hypothesis TE
God acted by other Methods in the Creation than non. 74
He then took an immediate Care of the Species. 75
Americans of the same Stock, tbo Black, with the rest of

the World.
How Inhabitants got into America.
How the Blacks might descend from a white Parentage.
This Blackness caused by the Heat of the Sun.
By the Curse of Cham.
No Absurdity that Eve Mould be made of a Rib..
No Race of Men before Adam...
The Arguments for the Prradamites answered.
No confused Huddle in the Relation of the fixth Day's Wurk.

99
The Lapse of Man, not the first Day of his Creation. ib.
Tbe Ridiculousness of other Nations Account of the Creation,

compared with the Mofaical.
The Ægyptian and Græcian.

ib.
The Mahometan.
The American.

103
The Wickedness and Folly of drolling upon Scripture. 104
Not unreasonable that the Devil should tempt Mankind in

the Form of a Serpént.
The Devil much pleased with Serpent Worship. 108
This Serpent not the common viperous Kind.
God not obliged to keep Man from finning by an irresilible
Power.

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This would bave destroyed Free-will,

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Man had fufficient Asistance.

p. 113 This Mifcarriage was repaired by God's Mercy afterwards.

: : 114 The Relation of the two Trees not ridiculous. 115 Difficulties about the Rivers of Eden removed. 117 Moses did not give Account of the Rivers to find out Parae dise by.

: 118 The Reafonableness of the probative Precept. 119 The Probibition of an Apple more proper than any thing elle.

ib. The Tranfgrefsion of our first Parents no grifling Offence.

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The Difficulties of original Sin removed.

124 The curfing the Ground no Reflection upon the Deity. 127 Nor the Cirse of the Serpent.

128 The Meaning of their Eyes were opened.

129 No Absurdity in the Relation of the Fig-leaves and the Skins,

131 The Difficulties of the Cherubim, and the flaming Sword, removed,

133 Tbe History of the Fall not Allegorical.

135 Such a Supposition would defroy all History, Mofes a plain Writer.

136 Had no Design like the Heathen Philosophers to serve by an Allegory.

137 Nor the same Design with the allegorical Fathers. ib. Moses gives the best Account of the Depravation of Man's Will.

138 The Miscarriages of the Philofophers in this.

ib. His Account the best of the Pudor circa res Veneris. 141 Of the Pain of Child-birth.

142 Of the Barrenness of the Earth,

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