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AND OF THE OTHER
FORMS OF RELIGION
EXISTED, AND STILL EXIST, IN THE WORLD,
WITH REGARD TO THEIR MORAL TENDENCY.
WILLIAM LAURENCE BROWN, D. D.
Printed by A. Balfour and Co.; for
WILLIAM TAIT, 78, PRINCE'S STREET;
CHARLES TAIT, 63, FLEET STREET,
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OF THE MORAL PRECEPTS OF CHRISTIANITY.
As the doctrines, so the moral precepts of Christianity are not, like ethical treatises or codes of law, arranged in a digested and systematic manner. They are both to be collected from the instructions of Christ and his apostles, as recorded in the Gospels, or as delivered occasionally in the Acts and Epistles. This simple and occasional manner was the best adapted to the improvement of the generality of mankind, who, in the course of reading the sacred Scriptures, thus imperceptibly imbibe the rules of conduct prescribed by divine wisdom. It is easy, however, to collect from the writings of the New Testament, and to digest under proper heads, the most correct and comprehensive system of