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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,.............

CHAPTER IX.

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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.

146

TESTIMONY TO THE TRUTH OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION FROM
THE OPPOSITION IT HAS ENCOUNTERED.

Opposition which the Gospel has in every age encountered-
Character of that opposition in ancient and modern times
-Enmity of Tacitus and Suetonius, of Gibbon and Hume,
and other infidel writers-Causes of this enmity-Testimo-
ny to the truth of the Gospel arising from this opposition, 169

CHAPTER XI.

TESTIMONY TO THE MESSIAH FROM THE PROPHECIES THAT ARE
AT PRESENT FULFILLING IN THE WORLD.

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Noah's prophecy-Ishmael. Nineveh Babylon- Tyre-
Egypt The Jews-Julian's attempt to rebuild the Temple
-Predicted restoration of the Jews-General state of the
world till the consummation of all things,......

CHAPTER XII.

190

EVIDENCE DERIVED 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 man-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,................

CHAPTER XIV.

THE VARIOUS EFFECTS PRODUCED BY THE GOSPEL.

Some persons pervert-some abuse-some neglect-some oppose others receive the Gospel,...........

CHAPTER XV.

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372

THE STATE OF THE HEATHEN WORLD DESTITUTE OF THE GOSPEL.

Perverted view of faith given in some commentaries 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,......

CONCLUSION.

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