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BY S. S. SCHMUCKER, A. M.
Professor of Theology in the Theol. Sem. of the General Synod of the Evangelical Lu-

theran Church in the United States, Gettysburg, Pa.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

ANDOVER:

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY FLAGG & GOULD,

AT THE CODMAN PRESS.

1826.

W YOR

CONTENTS.

OF CREATED RATIONAL BEINGS.

Page
Part I. Angels. Connexion of this Part with the preced-

ing, $ 47 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

A. Good angels.

1. Their existence and attributes—power, moral per-

fection, and happiness, $ 48 ........ 10

2. Their destination to the service of God, and spe-

cifically to the promotion of the welfare of men,

§ 49 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
B. Apostate angels.

1. Their transgression, and consequent fate, $ 50.. 17.
2. Their relation to the human family. They are

inimical to their moral improvement and happi-

ness. They exerted an injurious influence on

bodies of certain persons in the time of Christ

and the apostles, $ 51 . ......... 19

Their baneful influence on the moral character of

man, may be resisted, § 52 ........ 28

Part II. Of Man.

1. Creation and fall of man.

1. The creation and original state of man, $ 53 . . 36

2. The fall of our first parents.

a) Its history, $ 54 ............ 42

b) Consequences of the fall, § 55 ....... 45

a) Its effects on our first parents themselves, Illust.

1-3.

B) Its effects on their posterity, Illust. 4 &c. .47

. 3. Innate depravity.-Description of it, § 56 ... 52

-Its consequences.-Of death and the state of ex-

istence which follows it, $ 57 ....... 57

- Future punishment of the wicked, and its endless

duration, $ 58 . . . . . . . . . . . . .

JI. The provision made by God for the salvation of man.

Christ the Saviour of man, $ 59 . . . . . . . . 73

1. Description of the happiness which is provided for

man through Christ, $ 60 ........ 74

a) Happiness immediately after death, .. 76

b) Happiness after the resurrection of the body and

the transformation of the earth, together with the

objects connected with it, $ 61 ...... 79

c) Improvement of the blessed in intellectual and mor-

al perfection, through the influence of Christ and

the circumstances in which they are placed, $ 62 90

d) Different degrees of future happiness, proportion-

ate to the different conduct and the various situa-

tions of mankind in the present life, $ 63 ... 95

e) Their participation in the felicity of Jesus, $.64 98

2. It is exclusively through Jesus Christ, that we ob-

tain salvation. He, as Lord and Judge, bestowed

on men that salvation which he purchased for

them, $ 65 i . . . . . . . . . . . . 99

3. This salvation is intended for all men, $ 66 ... 108

-But not all actually obtain it, $ 67 ...... 112

Little children also are saved for Christ's sake, $ 68 115

4. Conditions of this salvation, and means to attain it.
a) In general, faithful obedience to the dictates of con-

science, is the condition of salvation, § 69 . . . 116

b) God, from the beginning, provided for the propa-

gation of saving truth, $ 70 ........ 117

c) Those persons who have not received a revelation,

and live in strict accordance with the dictates of

conscience, will nevertheless be saved for Christ's

sake, $ 71 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

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