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BY THE SAME AUTHOR, THE EVIDENCE AND AUTHORITY

OF DIVINE REVELATION,

BEING A VIEW OF THE TESTIMONY OF THE LAW AND THE

PROPHETS TO THE MESSIAH, WITH THE SUBSEQUENT TESTIMONIES.

CONTENTS OF VOLUME I.

CHAPTER I.

THE NECESSITY OF A DIVINE REVELATION.

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Modern Writers on Moral Science-Ancient Philosophers

-Pagan Superstition and Immorality-Religious and Mo-
ral Systems of the Philosophers— Their Ignorance, and
Moral Degradation—Inadequacy of Natural Religion-
The Revelation of Nature and that of Grace contrasted-
Change effected by the Introduction of Christianity,........

CHAPTER II.

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THE PERSECUTING SPIRIT OF PAGANISM.

No Religious Toleration among Pagans—Their Persecutions

of Christians-Gibbon's Inconsistency and Hume’s Selfcontradiction on the Subject — Testimony affordeded by Pagan Persecutions to the truth of the Christian Religion,.... 42

CHAPTER III.

THE CREDIBILITY OF MIRACLES.
Human Testimony sufficient to prove the Existence of Mi-

racles— They are neither Impossible nor Incredible What
are called the Laws of Nature not Agents — The Miracles
of Scripture differ from pretended Miracles—Remarks on
Mr Hume's Essay on the Subject-Miracles of Scripture
were Matters of Fact that could not be mistaken,..

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CHAPTER IV.

THE GENUINENESS AND AUTHENTICITY OF THE

HOLY SCRIPTURES.

Authenticity of the Books of the Old Testamenta Testimo

nies to these Books-Apo yphal Books— Their Character

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-When first added to the Jewish Scriptures-Books of the New Testament when written- The Manner in which they were collected— The Agreement of Christians respecting them- Testimonies quoted-Difference between these Testimonies and the Traditions of the Church of Rome-A list of the names of the Books would not have added to the certainty of the Divine Original of the Canon—The question on the Canon is a point of Divine Revelation,..

CHAPTER V.

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THE INSPIRATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.

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What the Scriptures teach respecting their Inspiration-No

different Degrees of Inspiration—Plenary and Perfect inspiration of the Scriptures Objections answered-Meaning of Passages often referred to on this Subject; 1 Cor. chapter vii. ; 2 Cor. xi. 17; 2 Peter, i. 19; 1 Timothy, v. 23; 2 Timothy, iv. 13— Various proofs of the verbal Inspiration of the Books both of the Old Testament and the New-Proofs from the Nature of the Service to which the Apostles were appointed, from the Promises made to them, and from their own Declarations — Inspiration loses its meaning when divided between God and ManInspiration of the historical Parts of Scripture-The testimony to the truth of the Scriptures derived from their Inspiration,........

158 Note.-Chapters IV. and V. are also printed separately, in a small volume, price 3s. 6d.

CHAPTER VI.
THE HISTORY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT.
The Design of the Historical Parts of Scripture-It is essen-

tially different from that of all other Histories—The Evi-
dence which the History affords to the truth of the Gospel
-General View of the History of the Old Testament, as
preparing the way for the Messiah - A View of the His-
tory as interweaving in its texture all the Doctrines and
Duties that are enjoined by the Lord and his Apostles-
It affords remarkable Representations of the Origin, Pro-
gress, and Final Overthrow of the Man of Sin-The Mo-
ral import of innumerable Facts in the Scripture History
invite to the closest Study of that Part of the Sacred Vo-
lume,

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CHAPTER VII.

THE MIRACLES OF THE OLD TESTAMENT.

Nothing but the Power of God adequate to the performance

of a Miracle-General Character of the Miracles of the Old Testament Particular Miracles referred to-Miracles on the conquest of Canaan, of such an order as to show the Universal Supremacy of God— The Miracles cannot be separated from the History which records them They were essential to the circumstances in which the 18raelites were placed— They materially contributed to maintain the Knowledge and Worship of God in the World, and to authenticate the Scriptures as the Oracles of God,.. 282

CHAPTER VII.

THE TYPES OF THE OLD TESTAMENT.

Definition of a Type - The Mode of Instruction by Types

and Parables— The Beauty and Wisdom of the Typical Ordinances The Typical Import of the Jewish Economy -Types are now abolished as to the Practice, but not as to the Contemplation of them--Different Classes into which they are divided ; natural ; personal; local; legal; historical -Examples of these— The Typical Import of the Eighth Day, and the remarkable manner in which it is distinguish. ed in the Old Testament—The word “ Perfection," chap. vi. 1, the Key to the Epistle to the Hebrews-Types are a Mirror in wbich is reflected whatever in the future Economy has since been realized— The whole Typical System of high importance, and demands particular attention, ... ... 294

CHAPTER IX.

THE PROPHECIES OF THE OLD TESTAMENT THAT

RESPECT THE MESSIAH.

Nature of the Old Testament Prophecies-Divided into three

branches-No Quotations of these Prophecies in the New Testament by way of accommodation—The use of these Prophecies as they regard the Messiah- Prophecies of the Old Testament that refer to the Messiah-His Person Character-Offices Sufferings-Death-Resurrection and the Progress of his Kingdom,..

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CHAPTER X,

REVIEW OF THE EVIDENCE ARISING FROM THE HISTORY,

THE MIRACLES, THE TYPES, AND THE PROPHECIES OF

THE OLD TESTAMENT.
The Evidence from these Sources considered in its parts,

and in its combination,.....

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CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.

CHAPTER I.

GENERAL EXPECTATION OF THE MESSIAH.

Expected by Jews and Heathens. Celsus—Sibyline Books

-Cicero - Sallust—Julius Marathus- Virgil— Testimonies of Tacitus and Suetonius—This expectation proves the clearness of the recorded predictions respecting the Messiah,...

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CHAPTER II.

APPEARANCE OF THE MESSIAH.
The name of the Messiah—Precise period of his appearance

recorded—John the Baptist Message of Jesus Christ to
John-Public Ministry of Jesus Christ-His conduct when
arraigned as a criminal-Reasons of appearing only to his
Disciples after his Resurrection—The Miracles of Jesus
Christ-Character of Jesus Christ,........

CHAPTER III.

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TESTIMONY OF THE APOSTLES TO THE MESSIAH.

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Consistency and candour of the Apostles—They have drawn

a perfect character— The testimony they bore— They were
neither deceived nor deceivers-Peculiar nature of their
Testimony-Judas,

CHAPTER IV.
TESTIMONY OF THE FIRST CHRISTIANS TO THE MESSIAH.
The testimony of the first Christians of the same kind as that

of the Apostles—They possessed miraculous gifts—The
Scriptures of the New Testament received by them- The
persecutions they suffered-Persecutions of the Church at
Smyrna, and of the Churches at Lyons and Vienne— Value
of the Testimony of the first Christians,..........

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CHAPTER V.

THE TESTIMONY OF THE APOSTLES AND FIRST CHRISTIANS IS NOT

OPPOSED BY ANY CONTRADICTORY TESTIMONY

The Four Gospels acknowledged to be authentic by Friends

and Foes-Mr Hume's reference to Alexander the impostor-Situation in which the Jewish Rulers were placed by the testimony of the Apostles-Credit of distinguished characters and of the Roman Government deeply implicated The facts testified by the Apostles and first Christians were never contradicted,

CHAPTER VI.

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TESTIMONY TO THE FACTS OF THE GOSPEL HISTORY, FROM THE

ADMISSIONS OF THOSE WHO PROFESSEDLY OPPOSED OR WROTE AGAINST CHRISTIANITY.

Admissions of Trypho, a Jew—Testimony of Lucian-Ad

missions of Celsus, Porphyry, Hierocles, and Julian-Difference between the opposition of the ancient and the modern infidels-The divinity of Jesus Christ a stumblingblock to the heathen opposers,..

CHAPTER VII.

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TESTIMONY TO FACTS RECORDED IN THE GOSPEL HISTORY, AND

TO THE PROGRESS OF THE GOSPEL, BY JEWISH AND HEATHEN
HISTORIANS, AND BY THE PUBLIC EDICTS OF THE ROMAN

GOVERNMENT.
Testimony of Josephus to John the Baptist-Facts noticed in

the apologies of Justin Martyr and Tertullian-Testimony
of Tacitus and Suetonius respecting the Christians-Ample
admission by Gibbon of the value of their testimony-Do-
mitian's enquiry after the posterity of David-Pliny's letter
to Trajan, and the Emperor's rescript-Apologies presented
to Adrian and rescript—Letter of Adrian to Servianus
Apology of Justin Martyr presented to Titus Antoninus-
Extract from the Meditations of Marcus Antoninus,.

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CHAPTER VIII.

FACTS RECORDED IN THE EARLIER PARTS OF THE SCRIPTURE

HISTORY, CANNOT BE DISPROVED, AND ARE CORROBORATED

BY TRADITION.
The age of the world, the varieties of the human species, and

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