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Rom. i. 22.

L O N D ON:

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and J. OSWALD, at the Rose and Crown, both
in the Poultry. MDCCXL.

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THE following Sheets pretend

to no more than a Vindication of the Scripture

Doctrine of Original Sin, from Mr Taylor's Misrepresentations of it, and his Objections against it; and a Vindication of several Texts of Scripture, in which this Doctrine is contained, from the forced and unnatural Senses which, the Author apprehends, Mr Taylor hath put upon them, in favour of his own Scheme.

No

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No further Explication and Proof of
this Doctrine is here attempted, than
what was necessary to these Purposes.
The Writer most sincerely joins with
Mr Taylor's hearty Wish, in his Pre-
face, That we may all study the Scrip-
tures impartially, peaceably, and in
the Spirit of Love. It is hoped no-
thing will be found contrary to that
Spirit in the ensuing Pages. Mr
Taylor would have us freely use our
own Judgment, without any Regard
to his. And he declareth, If we are
led into any Error, by an implicit
Faith in what he faith, we ourselves
shall be accountable for it. This Book
is writ with a sincere Intention and
Desire, that none may be accountable
for
any

such Error. If any Sentences should be thought too severe, the Writer hopes the candid Reader will consider, how difficult it is to read over a Book, wrote with so much

Spirit

Spirit and Warmth as that which this remarks upon, without, now and then, catching a little of the Author's Fire. He presumes, therefore, that the Admirers of Mr Taylor's Book cannot justly find Fault with this Performance, on that Account: He is rather apprehensive of the Censures of some others, who, perhaps, will not find their Indignation at Mr Taylor's Book fufficiently expressed in this. But, however that be, he is sure, that he hath honestly endeavoured to set Things in a juft Light, without aiming at gratifying any Party; and therefore hopes he shall escape the severe Cenfiures of all true Lovers of Truth, and of the Word of God. He is of Opinion with Solomon, that only by Pride cometh Contention ; and that if we all studied the Scriptures with a more humble Mind, we should study them more impartially and peaceably;

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