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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.
THE NECESSITY OF A DIVINE REVELATION.
Modern Writers on Moral Science-Ancient Philosophers
-Pagan Superstition and Immorality-Religious and Mo-
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
THE CREDIBILITY OF MIRACLES.
racles— They are neither Impossible nor Incredible What
THE GENUINENESS AND AUTHENTICITY OF THE
Authenticity of the Books of the Old Testamenta Testimo
nies to these Books-Apo yphal Books— Their Character
-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,..
THE INSPIRATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.
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,........
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tially different from that of all other Histories—The Evi-
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
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
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,..
REVIEW OF THE EVIDENCE ARISING FROM THE HISTORY,
THE MIRACLES, THE TYPES, AND THE PROPHECIES OF
THE OLD TESTAMENT.
and in its combination,.....
CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.
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,...
APPEARANCE OF THE MESSIAH.
recorded—John the Baptist Message of Jesus Christ to
TESTIMONY OF THE APOSTLES TO THE MESSIAH.
Consistency and candour of the Apostles—They have drawn
a perfect character— The testimony they bore— They were
of the Apostles—They possessed miraculous gifts—The
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,
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,..
TESTIMONY TO FACTS RECORDED IN THE GOSPEL HISTORY, AND
TO THE PROGRESS OF THE GOSPEL, BY JEWISH AND HEATHEN
the apologies of Justin Martyr and Tertullian-Testimony
FACTS RECORDED IN THE EARLIER PARTS OF THE SCRIPTURE
HISTORY, CANNOT BE DISPROVED, AND ARE CORROBORATED