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Rom. i. 22.
L O N D ON:
Printed for R. Hett, at the Bible and Crown,
and J. OSWALD, at the Rose and Crown, both
[Price Stitch'd One Shilling and Six-pence.)
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 further Explication and Proof of
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 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;