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CONTENTS OF VOL. III.

OCCASIONAL DISCOURSES.

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Disc, I.- On Education: preached in behalf of the So

ciety for promoting Christian Knowledge in
the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, 1825 781
What is included in the word Education .... 795
On that kind which now engages the public
mind

808
Necessary Connexion between Education and
Religion......

825 Appeal in behalf of the present Society 838 Disc. II.—The three unclean Spirits : preached before the Continental Society, 1827.....

847 1. The Spirit of autocratic absolute Power

(against the Sovereignty of the Father) 854 2. The Papacy-an assumption of the three

fold offices of Christ)...... ... 858 3. Infidelity (against the Testimony of the

Holy Spirit in the Church) .......... 875
Disc. III.-God's Controversy with the Land : preached

on occasion of the great National Distress in
1826, and in aid of the Collection for the
Manufacturing Poor

893 1. Sins of the higher orders,

of Rulers, and of Statesmen generally 897
of the Nobles and great Land Pro-
prietors

905
of Merchants and Traders.

908 2. Sins of the Common People

922 3. Duty of the Church .

944

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Disc. IV.-Drying-up of the Euphrates: first of a series

of Prophetic Discourses, June 1827......... 964 Signification of the Symbols, “ The River

Euphrates," and " The Kings of the East” 968 Nature of the Judgment decreed upon Euphrates

995 Inquiry whether such a Judgment is now visible in the Ottoman Empire .....

... 1008 Disc. V.- The Curse (Gen. iii.) as to Bodily Labour, &c. :

preached at Birmingham, on the opening of
a new Church, 1824 ....
The Change which passed upon our first
parents

...... 1034
The degrading effect of the Curse as to Bodily
Labour ....

1046 The Remedy provided for the evils under which man suffers........

1064 Improvement of the whole subject ..... 1086 Disc. VI.—The Kings of the East, or the Ten Tribes 1094

Doctrine of the Text (Rev. xvi. 12), and

Arguments to prove that the Ten Tribes
are the Kings of the East .......

1095
Further confirmation of this opinion

1156 Improvement

1181 Disc. VII – Cause and Remedy of Ireland's Evil Condi

tion : preached before the Hibernian So. ciety, 1825

1199 The Cause not Political

1201 But to be found in the Religious System of the mass of the people.....

... 1206 The Remedy-in the preaching of the Gospel,

the circulation of the Scriptures, and Religious Education

1228

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TO HENRY DRUMMOND, ESQ. AND TO ALL THE BRETHREN WHO ARE WAITING FOR

THE PERSONAL APPEARING AND REIGN OF OUR

LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST.

MY HONOURED FRIEND AND BELOVED BRETHREN,

After casting about in my own mind to whom I might most fitly dedicate these Occasional Discourses, which are chiefly of a public and political character, as having been almost all preached on week-days, for public objects, and, as I may say, on secular occasions, (for even the Bible Society is, by its chief advocates, held to be not a religious but a secular association,) I had little difficulty in making choice of you from the throng of presidents and vice-presidents, governors and life-governors, and other functionaries of the religious world.' For, to wave all considerations of personal friendship and esteem, no one whom the religious stir and tumult of the last thirty years hath brought conspicuously before the church, hath so strenuously served her best interests through good and through bad report, or doth so well deserve her thanks, as doth the man who brought forward from their obscurity and persecutions both Burckhardt and Wolff, and upheld their way against the sharp tongues of prudential and worldly-wise Christians : who laid the foundation of the Continental Society, and hath built it up in the frown and opposition of the religious world;' who detected and dragged to light the false reports concerning the state of religion on the Continent, with which the Bible Society, in its palmy times, had glozed the charitable ear of the church; who has stood forth as the friend and patron of every society which hath any shew of favour to the Jews; and finally, who hath taken us poor despised interpreters of prophecy under your wing, and made

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