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AN

ENQUIRY

Ι Ν Τ Ο Τ Η Ε

GROUND and FOUNDATION

OF

R E L I G I O N.

Wherein is shewn, that Religion is founded in Na

ture. That is, that there is a right and wrong, a true and false Religion in Nature: And that Nature or Reason affords plain, obvious, certain principles, by which a man may distinguish these, and form a proper judgment in the case; and which an honest upright man may safely and securely stay his mind upon, amidst the various and contrary opinions that prevail in the world, with regard to this subject.

To which are added, I. A POSTSCRIPT, occasioned by the publication of

Dr STEBBING's Visitation-Charge, that had been delivered

to the Clergy of the Archdeaconry of Wilts. II. A short Differtation on Matt. xix, 21. If thou wilt be

perfect, go and fell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treafüre in heaven: and come and follow me. Occasioned by Dr STEBBING's unjust and groundless reflexion on the author, with regard to this text, in the aforesaid

Charge. III. An Answer to a private letter, from a stranger to

the author, on the subject of God's Foreknowledge.

By THOMAS CHUB B.

L o N D N: Printed for Tho. Cox, at the Lamb under the

Royal-Exchange. M DCC XL. Price 2 s.

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AN

ENQUIRY

INTO THE

GROUND and FOUNDATION

OF

R E L IG I O N.

Wherein is Thewn, that Religion is founded in

Nature. That is, that there is a right and wrong, a true and false religion in nature : And that nature or reason affords plain, obvi. ous, certain principles, by which a man may distinguish these, and form a proper judgment in the case ; and which an honest upright man may safely and securely stay his mind upon, amidst the various and contrary opinions that prevail in the world, with regard to this subject.

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IRS, as a farther testimony of my regard to your pre

sent and future well-doing, I have published the following Enquiry ; the importance of which, I prefume, will fufficiently justify my offering it to your confideration. For, what questions can be of greater, or even of equal importance to men, who believe a Deity, and who live under an expectation of a future judgment and retribution than these;

namely,

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