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SERIES OF LETTERS

ON THE

CONTROVERSY

BETWEEN

JEWS AND CHRISTIANS:

COMPRISING
THE MOST IMPORTANT DOCTRINES

OF THE
CHRISTIAN RELIGION.

BY JOSEPH SAMUEL C. F. FREY,
AUTHOR OF A HEBREW GRAMMAR, A REBREW, LATIN, AND EXGLISH DICTIONARY,

AND EDITOR OF VANDER HOOGHT'S HEBREW BIBLE.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

* These are written, that yo might believe that Jesús-is the Christ, the

Son of God.”-JOHN.

NEW-YORK:
PUBLISHED BY PETER HILL, No. 94 BROADWAY.

AOLD BY LEAVITT, LORD, & co.

1837.

D Fanshaw, Printer

130. 6. 152.

Entered, according to act of Congress, in the year 1835, by JosEPH SAMUEL C.F. FREY, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the southern district of the State of New-York.,

PART I. EXALTATION OF THE MESSIANI.

Page.

LETTER I.-Introduction, . .

Necessity of Christ's exaltation. It has respect to his divine and

human nature; to his body, soul, and person; and his mediato-

rial office; it includes power over all creatures.

LETTER II.—Resurrection of Christ, . . . . 19

It was typified and predicted in the Old Testament, and foretold

by Christ. Objections answered.

LETTER III.-The subject continued, . . . . 28

The different appearances of Christ after his resurrection; the

body could not be taken away; his resurrection proved by the

testimony of angels, soldiers, pious women.

LETTER IV.-Continuation of the subject, . . . . 36

Testimony of the apostles. They were no impostors, which is

evident from their character, their mode of procedure, the

character of the persons to whom they preached, their perseve-

rance. Neither could they be mistaken; for it was a matter of

fact, they were many in number, exceedingly incredulous, they

were inspired. Incredulity of Thomas. Testimony of God.

Quotation from Saurin. The subject worthy of credit.

LETTER V.-Importance of the resurrection of Christ, . 49

Why Christ did not appear to his enemies. The resurrection of

Christ proves the truth of his divinity, his Messiahship, and the

acceptance of his sacrifice. It is a pattern and pledge of the

resurrection of the righteous, and a strong motive to holiness.

LETTER VI.-The ascension of Christ, . .

It was typified and predicted. It is proved by the testimony of

Scripture, of angels, the destruction of Jerusalem, and the dis-

persion of our people. Circumstances respecting the manner,

time, and his employment on the occasion. Design: to prove

his mission and faithfulness; as a reward for his humiliation,

and a triumph over his enemies; to carry on his work in

heaven; to send the Holy Spirit; to prepare a place for his

people; to encourage the penitent; to comfort his people, and

to draw their affections from earth to heaven.

LETTER VII.—The intercession of Christ, . . . . 76

Taught in the Old Testament, and confirmed by the apostles. Its

nature. Christ appears in heaven for us, as mediator, in our

nature, and pleads for the blessings he has purchased. Its

foundation. Its objects. The blessings he intercedes for are,

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the acceptance of their persons and services; that their neces-
sary wants may be supplied ; that their accusers may be
silenced; their enemies overcome; and they be kept from evil;
and that they may persevere. Properties of Christ's interces-
sion: He pleads skillfully; compassionately and feelingly;
righteously and faithfully; powerfully and authoritatively;
zealously and fervently; successfully, and constantly, and
solely. The subject teaches the majesty, holiness, and justice
of God; the evil of sin, and the dignity and love of Christ. It
encourages the penitent sinner, and comforts the aliicted be-

liever.
LETTER VIII.-The kingly office of Christ, ..
It was typified and predicted. Ensigns of royalty ascribed to the
Messiah. The people wished him to be a king. Jesus Christ is
a King. He is well qualified. The nature of Christ's kingdom.
Mistaken views of our people concerning it. It differs from the
kingdoms of this world with respect to its foundation, subjects,
laws, officers, soldiers, weapons, ensigns, and equipages. Ex-

ploits, extent. Design and duration.

LETTER IX.-Administration of Christ's kingdom, . . . 110

With respect to his snbjects. They are made willing, and ruled

by his laws. They are supported, corrected, defended. They

enjoy many privileges : and are received at death into glory.

With respect to his enemies. He has them absolutely in his

power. Uses them for the good of his people. Restrains them

at present, and ultimately destroys them. History of the king-

dom of Christ. Improvement. How glorious the King! How

honorable the subjects ! How encouraging to missionary efforts!

How important to submit to this King!

PART II. DIVINITY OF THE MESSIAB.

LETTER 1.-A pluralily in unity, . .

This is a great stumbling-stone. Messiah is God by nature.

Distinct persons in the Godhead. The doctrine is not absurd.

Incomprehensibility no objection to faith. Our people believe

doctrines though mysterious. A doctrine revealed should be

believed. The unity of the Godhead proved. A plurality

taught in the Scriptures. The word Elohim used as a plural.

Our rabbins greatly perplexed on this subject, and acknowledge

a mystery in the word Elohim.

LETTER II. - On the Trinity . . .

135

Proved from passages of Scripture, and from the testimonies of

the rabbins. Importance of the subject.

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