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the original circumstances of mankind, are urged against
the veracity of the Books of Moses-Cuvier's Theory of
the Earth-Age of the world— Relative position of the sun
to the earth at the creation—Unity of the human race-
The savage state not the original condition of man ;
Kaimes's Sketches and Doeg's Letters—No tradition con-
tradictory to the Scriptures- Various confirmations of their
truth—The truth of the Scriptures corroborated by histo-
ries and traditions from all parts of the world,...... 120

TESTIMONY TO THE MESSIAH FROM THE SUCCESS OF THE GOSPEL.

The time of the appearance of Christianity-Polytheism long

established — Opposition by heathens-Opposition by Jews
_The instruments and means employed for the propaga-
tion of the Gospel-Extent of the triumph of Christianity

Causes of this assigned by Gibbon–Reflections on the

success of the Gospel........

CHAPTER X.

TESTIMONY TO THE TRUTH OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION FROM

THE OPPOSITION IT HAS ENCOUNTERED.

CHAPTER XI.

TESTIMONY TO THE MESSIAH FROM THE PROPHECIES THAT ARE

AT PRESENT FULFILLING IN THE WORLD.

EVIDENCE DERIVED

CHAPTER XII.

FROM CHRONOLOGICAL HARMONIES, AND
REMARKABLE COINCIDENCES FOUND IN SCRIPTURE.

Various examples of these harmonies and coincidences from

both the Old Testament and the New,..

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CHAPTER XIII.

THE GOSPEL.

The perfections of God—Ruined condition of man--Perfect

obedience required by the law— The justice and mercy of
God-Righteousness provided by God— Coming of the
Redeemer- The Holy Spirit, Renewal of the image of
God-Covenants established by God— The Person of the
Messiah-Election of the people of God; Jacob and Esau
-Union with Jesus Christ- Appointment of the Redeemer

-Jesus Christ made to his people Wisdom-Righteousness
-Sanctification-Redemption-Nature and duration of
heavenly glory—Jesus Christ a Prophet, a Priest, and a
King-Suitableness of the Gospel to the ruined state of

--Necessity and source of Holiness—All good works proceed from faith-No discrepancy in the doctrines of the apostles Paul and James-Justification and sanctification inseparable—Judgment of the last day-Salvation altogether of grace— Power of divine grace exemplified in the conversion of a French pastor,.......

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man

CHAPTER XIV.

THE VARIOUS EFFECTS PRODUCED BY THE GOSPEL.

Some persons pervert—some abuse some neglect—some oppose_others receive the Gospel,..

372

CHAPTER XV.

THE STATE OF THE HEATHEN WORLD DESTITUTE OF THE GOSPEL.

Perverted view of faith given in some coinmentaries on the

Epistle to the Romans— The Scriptures declare the condemnation of the unenlightened heathens-- The case of Cornelius the centurion considered - The question determined in the first and second chapters of the Epistle to the Romans—The condemnation of the heathens implied in many other parts of Scripture-in the empire ascribed to Satan—in the character given to heathens-and in the passages that declare the final doom of idolaters-Reflections on the whole................

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CHAPTER XVI.

INTERNAL EVIDENCE OF THE SCRIPTURES.

The self-evident authority of the Scriptures—The view the
Scriptures give of God

of his character as manifested in
the work of redemption— Of the state of man- - Of his final
destination—The place assigned in the Scriptures to a holy
life-Perfection of the system of morality in the Scriptures

-Their estimate of the things of this world-Account
they give of the joys of heaven, and the punishments of hell
-View they contain of the decrees of God, and of free.
will—The Scriptures do not gratify curiosity—The style of
the Scriptures, Their impartiality—The consistency of the
writers with themselves and each other --Agreement of the
Old Testament with the New-Adaptation of the Gospel
to the state of man—The righteousness it provides Sal-
vation by faith-Sources of evidence peculiar to the Chris-
tian,...

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CONCLUSION.

The History of the Old Testament concentres in one point.

Rise and progress of the Christian religion- A nation sepa-
rated from all others-Departure from Egypt, occupation
of Canaan, and expulsion from it- Predictions concerning
a Ruler to whom the government was to belong— To be
rejected by Israel - Appearance of Jesus Christ-All that
was prefigured and foretold concerning the Messiah accom-
plished in him— Impossibility in this case of deception-
Evidence to the truth of Christianity from the Jewish eco-
nomy-All the lines of revelation unite in Jesus Christ-
The importance of Christianity seen in the variety of evi-
dences by which its truth is attested-Christians do not
value it sufficiently-Inconsistency of the great body of its
professors – Warning to those who reject the Gospel-Au-
thority of Christianity-Final destiny of all men............. 477

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