On Evidences Of Christianity, & C; Twenty Discourses Preached Before The University Of Cambridge In…

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byChristopher Benson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1826. Excerpt: ... DISCOURSE VI. 2 Tim. chap. in. ver. 16. " All Scripture is given by inspiration of God." Had the prophet Jesus, like the impostor Mahomet, retired to the caverns of some solitary mountain, and meditating in secret upon the sacred object of his ministry come forth with a written Gospel for the instruction of mankind, the evidence for Christianity would have assumed a very different character from that which it now bears, and have become much more simple, though not more satisfactory, than it appears under the present and more complicated circumstances of the case. Had our Saviour recorded with his own infallible pen the doctrines of his holy religion and the transactions of his benevolent life--his merciful miracles and his wonderful predictions; and had he delivered the original document to his disciples at his death, as the fountain from which all their future preaching was to be drawn, and the only oracle to which they were to refer for an illustration of the principles and a proof of the divine origin of Christianity--it would seem as-if in that case nothing more would have been requisite to enable us to judge with certainty upon the truth or falsehood of the pretensions of Jesus, than this--that the Apostles should have borne unequivocal testimony to the genuineness of the book and the authenticity of its contents, and confirmed that testimony by their sufferings and death. For, in that case, if from the contents of the book the author could be proved to have been a prophet of God, the inspiration of the book itself as the production of a prophet would follow as a matter of course, and all its contents become infallibly true. But it has pleased the Almighty in his wisdom, that the information we possess with regard to the actions and doctrines of our ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1826. Excerpt: ... DISCOURSE VI. 2 Tim. chap. in. ver. 16. " All Scripture is given by inspiration of God." Had the prophet Jesus, like the impos...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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