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THE BIBLE

AND

THE PEOPLE

FOR

185 3.

A GROWING MANUAL OF PRINCIPLES AND INVESTIGATION, FOR

DOUBTERS, ENQUIRERS, AND INTELLIGENT BELIEVERS.

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BORWICK & PRIESTLEY,

Printers, 24, London Wall.

PREFACE.

In presenting a Third Volume to the Public, we have to return our sincere thanks to those numerous friends who have seconded our imperfect efforts; and may now claim a still wider expression of sympathy on the part of British Christians in general. We have spoken with the enemy in the gate, and are occupied in defending the frontiers of our common Christianity. Doubtless the numerous engagements of this year have rendered some of our Notices and Articles somewhat imperfect, which we hope to avoid by carefulness and additional help in the coming numbers.

Our acknowledgements are here due to those who have aided us by their pen. The excellent lectures of the Revds. J. SPENCE, M.A., and H. W. PARKINSON will amply repay perusal, and the friends of Christian truth cannot do better than secure the distribution of these amongst our working men. We hope, also, yet to continue and complete“ Confessions of a Converted Infidel.

We have a continually increasing platform audience, and rely upon our friends in their various localities to foster the increasing circulation of “THE BIBLE AND the People,” not merely to counteract the efforts of a debasing Infidelity, but to awaken a more vigorous and active Christianity in the minds of those who already believe.

Amongst the numerous friends of the working classes whom we have had the pleasure of addressing, it will not be too much to expect, that they will secure amongst their acquaintances a monthly parcel, that will constantly renew our intercourse, and make them acquainted with our

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