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broke, Voltaire, and others. The lamentable effects of apostasy from Christianity. The insufficiency of deistical opinions proved by Hartley—also by Dr. Samuel Clarke.

SECTION IV.

ON THE SCRIPTURES ......

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The Scriptures a great help and benefit to mankind. The fulfilment of the prophecies concerning Jesus Christ. Porphyry's testimony concerning Daniel's prophecy of Jesus Christ. Christ's testimony concerning Moses. The events in the Sacred Writings recorded without disguise. The coming of the Messiah gradually opened from the beginning. Moses a divine legislator. Extract of a letter from a Jew to Voltaire, concerning the Old Testament. The Scriptures the foundation of most of the religions in the world. Evidence of Sir William Jones. The heathen mythology had the sacred history in view. Proofs respecting the Pentateucb. Diodorus Siculus. Trogus Pompeius. Numinius, Diodorus, and Herodotus, on the plagues of Egypt, and the passing the Red Sea. Artepanus on the passing the Red Sea. Tacitus and Dion Cassius on the worsbip of God by the Jews. Varro on the Jewish worship. Clemens Alexandrinus, Hesiod, Homer and many others speak of the seventh day being kept sacred. Plato's testimony concerning the flood. Herodotus, the Phoenicians and Egyptians, and Ovid, on the creation of the world. Maimonides. The Brahmans and inhabitants of Siam on the fall. Manetho, Berosus, Hesiod, Hecateus, Hellanicus, and Ephorus on the antediluvians. Berosus on the flood, the ark, Noah. Abydenus on the flood. Dio. dorus. Strabo and Tacitus on the burning of Sodom. Trogus Pompeius and others on the history of the patriarchs and Moses. Zoroaster published many of the psalms of David, as also the account of the creation, deluge, the fall. Of Joseph, Moses, and Solomon. Numenius on the Jewish religion. Strabo on Moses, the Jews, and divine worship, &c. &c. Philostorgius on the passing the Red Sea. Abulfeda on the drowning the host of Pharaoh, Diodorus Siculus and others on the palm-grove, the waters of Marah, and the widerness. Porphyry on the religion of the Hebrews. Chalcidius on: the creation--on Moses. Beautiful description of the Deity by Dionysius Longinus. Evidence of the Old Testament, particularly the Pentateuch, from the Chinese. Confucius on the

bouk Chuncieu-his belief of the coming of Christ. The view of the Chinese respecting the garden of Eden. The fall of man-of Satan, or the serpent. The view of the Hindoos on the fall of man, the flood, and the resurrection. The sacrifices of the Veedas, in Persia, analogous to the Jewish sacrifices. The mythology of the Greeks and Romans founded on sacred writ. Justin Martyr to Antoninus, on the heathen mythology. Virgil's knowledge of the Scriptures-his beautiful description or prophecy of the coming of Christ. The authenticity of the books of Moses acknowledged by many great and learned men-Ptolemy Philadelphus–Cyrus—Darius- Alexander the Great-Augustus —Tiberius-Longinus-Tertullian, and many others. Aben Ezra doubts the authenticity of the books of Moses-his sentiments taken up by Bolingbroke and other deists. Silenced by proof and conviction. Resumed by Voltaire, the king of Prussia, &c. and again ably answered. Late attempts made to invalidate the sacred writings the authors completely silenced.—The Pentateuch established by tradition as well as revelation --The Pentateuch and other Scriptures prove each other, like cause and effect. The present scattered situation of the Jews a fulfilment of the prophecies

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of Moses. Our Saviour's prophecy concerning the fall of Jerusalem compared with the account of Josephus. The simplicity of the Gospel one proof of its truth. Sentiments of Gilbert West and John Locke. The Scriptures have been ably defended by great and wise men-Archbishop of Cambray's sentiments on the Christian religion - Justin Martyr's remarkable conversion and testimony. The extraordinary conduct of Pontius Pilate recorded by Tacitus, Tertullian, Eusebius, and Josephus. Suetonius and Tacitus on the coming of our Saviour; his birth; and offerings of the wise men at Bethlehem. The account of Chalcidius and of Zoroaster concerning the wise men's offering. Herod's cruelty recorded by Macrobius and Tolduth Jeshu. Julian's belief in the gospels and miracles of Christ. Tolduth Jeshu on the miracles of Christ-acknowledged by the Jews. Porphyry and Hierocles on the miracles. Phlegon on Jesus as a prophet; on the great darkness and earthquake at his crucifixion. Dion, Thallus, Suetonius, and Tertullian on the same subjects. Pliny the younger and Celsus bear honourable testimony to the Christians. The latter acknowledges the Gospel history and Christ's miracles. Porphyry acknowledges the power of the apostles, as does Celsus. Quadratus's testi

mony respecting Christ. Many wealthy and learned men followers of Christ. Testimonies of Arnobius and Athenagoras —of Josephus. Tatian's address to the Greeks. An address to young persons on the Holy Scriptures by L. Murray.

SECTION V.

ON FAITH

........p. 139. The reasonableness and necessity of faith. Man a free agent--the fall of man---the effect of the fall-all creation but man perfect-the coming of Christ intended to bring about perfection in man, that the divine harmony may be complete.' The grace of God sufficient to heal the wound of nature. The perfection and exaltation of man consist in his complete union with God. The necessity of right judgement respecto ing faith and morality. Faith and morality must be united. Morality an outward evidence of faith. Faith the groundwork of Christian salvation.

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