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Civil and family governments are indispensable to the
securing of this end, and are therefore really a part
of the Providential and moral government of God, 425
Human Governments are a necessity of human nature, 425
This necessity will continue as long as human beings
Human Governments are plainly recognized in the Bi-
ble as a part of the moral government of God,
It is the duty of all men to aid in the establishment and
It is absurd to suppose that human governments can ever
be dispensed with in the present world,
Inquire into the foundation of the right of human govern-
Point out the limits or boundary of this right, 434
The reasons why God has made no form of Church or
Civil Government universally obligatory,
The particular forms of Church and State Government,
must and will depend upon the virtue and intelligence
That form of Government is obligatory, that is best suit-
ed to meet the necessities of the people,-
Revolutions become necessary and obligatory, when the
virtue and intelligence or the vice and ignorance of
the people demand them,
In what cases human legislation is valid, and in what
In what cases we are bound to disobey human govern-
Apply the foregoing principles to the rights and duties.
of governments and subjects in relation to the execu-
tion of the necessary penalties of law,
Point out the distinction between physical and moral de-
Of what physical depravity can be predicated,
Of what moral depravity can be predicated,
Mankind are both physically and morally depraved, 450
Subsequent to the commencement of moral agency and
previous to regeneration the moral depravity of man-
Proper method of accounting for the universal and total
moral depravity of the unregenerate moral agents of
Moral depravity consists in selfishness, or in the choice
of self-interest, self-gratification, or self-indulgence, as
Dr. Wood's view of Physical and Moral Depravity ex-
Standards of the Presbyterian Church examined,
Further examination of the arguments adduced in sup-
port of the position that human nature is in itself sinful, 468
The proper method of accounting for moral depravity, 478
Prest. Edwards views examined,
I am to state the objections to this distinction,
The universal necessity of regeneration,
Agencies employed in regeneration,
Instrumentalities employed in the work,
In regeneration the subject is both passive and active, 499
What is implied in regeneration,
Philosophical theories of regeneration,
The different theories of Regeneration examined,
Objections to the Taste Scheme,
Theory of a Divine Moral Suasion,
In what Saints and Sinners differ,
What is it to overcome the world?
Who are those that overcome the world?
Why do believers overcome the world?
I. DEFINITION OF LAW.
II. DISTINCTION BETWEEN PHYSICAL AND MORAL LAW. III. ATTRIBUTES OF MORAL Law.
I. In discussing the subject, I must begin with defining the term LAW.
Law, in a sense of the term both sufficiently popular and scientific for my purpose, is A RULE OF ACTION. In its generic signification, it is applicable to every kind of action, whether of matter or of mind-whether intelligent or unintelligent-whether free or necessary action.
II. I must distinguish between Physical and Moral Law. Physical law is a term that represents the order of sequence, in all the changes that occur under the law of necessity, whether in matter or mind. I mean all changes, whether of state or action, that do not consist in the voluntary states or actions of free will. Physical law is the law of force, or necessity, as opposed to the law of liberty. Physical law is the law of the material universe. It is also the law of mind, so far as its states and changes are involuntary. All changes of mental state or action, which do not consist in free and sovereign changes or actions of will, must occur under, and be subject to Physical Law. They cannot possibly be accounted