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were needful) if Unbelief therefore hindred them from casting that Devil out, then it is plain they did not believe that they should cast him out ; and why should you think then they attempted it, who be- . lieved they should not effect , it ? I think it much more likely, that finding themselves distrustful of the event, and wanting Faith, they would not venture the Success. This, I think, is the on: ly Instance, that seems to gainsay, what I have laid.. down, and this, were there a good Occasion, might be otherwise accounted for, if what is said be not sufficient. And, to speak what I think,
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this ought to make the difference between Workers of Miracles, above all other things whatever. This Consideration shews, that tho' all Miracles have their Use, yet that those alone can attest to the Mission of a Prophet ; which he fore-knows he shall be enabled to do, and so fore: tells to others ; leaving no room for suspicion that he intends to make use of what accidental Miracles may happen to be wrought by him, to gain belief to what he says. But I forget my self, and doubt I have rather been repeating than recapitulatiug what we have lately faid. But you will pardon Me, if the Zeal I have
for the Cause in hand, hath made me tedious; and out of a great deal said, you may afford to forget a great deal.
1. A. I will study to forget nothing of what I have heard from You, for, methinks, I am better able to defend my Religion, on this bottom, than I was before, without it. But whatever else I forget, I will not forget my Obligations to You, for Your Pains and Patience with Me.
iracle, what it is.
Power that Moses did.
work three Miracles.
CONTENTS of the Second
An Account why Miracles prevailed not.
Matth. xxiv. 24. considered at large. .
Signs and Wonders are not true Miracles. . 176
Absurdities that would follow upon allowing them to be
Alike Miracles give Credit alike.
Strange Events no Miracles.
Whether People may be tempted by true Miracles. 191
Whether Scripture-Do&trines are the Standards of true Men
What is meant by deceiving the Electie