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DOCTRINE OF THE BIBLE,
AND OF THE
PRAYER-BOOK OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND:
PREACHED IN THE
PARISH CHURCH OF ST. LUKE, CHELSEA.
REV. ALBERT BADGER, M.A.
OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE,
AND FELLOW OF THE PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY OF CAMBRIDGE.
PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR,
SOLD BY J. G. & F. RIVINGTON,
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD, AND WATERLOO PLACE, PALL MALL;
W. BLACKBURN, 32, ST. GEORGE'S PLACE, KNIGHTSBRIDGE.
THE following discourses were written without any intention of committing them to the press.
I composed and preached them in September 1834, at the request of the rector of a country parish, of which I was then curate. In the present year I preached them in the parish church of St. Luke, Chelsea; the former in the evening of the 21st of May, the latter in the evening of the 4th of June. Some of the congregation of St. Luke's have much mistaken the opinions maintained in these discourses, and have consequently attributed to me tenets which I totally disclaim. I therefore willingly comply with the advice of many kind friends who well know my religious views, and publish the following discourses, exactly as they were preached at St. Luke's, under the fullest conviction that they do not contain any thing which is not perfectly