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General Plan of Justice and Goodness disclosed in the Gospel.
placed in a probationary State, above our Reason, but
AMuence not necessary to Happiness.
Classes, in a Christian Country.
vanced Civilization. (Page 328.)
State of Society in Great Britain. Question, whether it
admits of Melioration.
Ignorance of the Poor, not a necessary Evil.
Practicability of these Improvements.
Agriculture naturally tends to Civilization.
in the equinoctial Regions.
in Commerce and Colonization.
from the Nature of Virtue ; and secondly, of Faith, as
essential to moral Trial.
The argument, as far as it has hitherto advanced, has assured us of the being of one selfexistent, eternal, intelligent Creator.
We proceed farther, and affirm that the Creator is endued with infinite power, wisdom, and goodness.
These attributes are strictly deducible from those that have been already argued. It is too
evident to be denied, that no controul can by any possibility be exercised over the will or designs of that Being, who is himself the first and sole cause of whatever exists. The self-existent Creator, therefore, must of necessity, that is as being self-existent and the cause of all other existences, be possessed of infinite power.
Again, the Creator, as being the author of all things, must possess a complete and actual acquaintance not only with the things that exist, or have existed, at any definite point of time, but with whatever can possibly arise as consequences from things so existing, or be contingent upon them.
Neither can He, on whose original will it depended that certain powers should contribute to produce certain effects, be possibly ignorant of the means which best conduce to any design, or of the end which may result from any particular means. And this perfect knowledge of all that is past and all that is present, and all that is dependent upon the past and present, is omniscience, or infinite wisdom.