February 26, 1761

1761 February 26 (Thursday).  Deacon Tainter brought in Mr. Jonah Warrin and Mr. Daniel Hardy.  They all dined here.  These latter being disquieted with an Expression in my Sermon last Lords Day, in which I said, I did not know that there was that Sentence by itself, “There is a God.”  Though the Apostle to the Hebrews says, he that Cometh to God must believe that He IS etc.  All Religion supposes it and takes it for granted.  Mr. Hardy said it was damnable Doctrine.  I made what defence I thought proper and they drew off.