This book aims to present to the reader in a small compass an epitome of the leading truths of the Gospel. Its subject is revealed, not natural theology.
By the Gospel is meant the doctrine of salvation by a twofold gracious provision- the atonement of the Savior, and the regenerating influences of the Spirit. Revelation makes known a remedial scheme: it provides for the two great wants of man- pardon and moral renovation. It announces a sacrifice, by which our sins may be forgiven consistently with the claims of divine law and justice; and an influence by which we may be restored to the possession of the moral image of God. These are its primary and fundamental doctrines.