Plain proofs of the great facts of Christianity by Frederick Richards WynnePlain proofs of the great facts of Christianity by Frederick Richards Wynne

Plain proofs of the great facts of Christianity

byFrederick Richards Wynne

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... LECTURE VI. THE GREAT LITERATURE. "I have given them Thy word."--John xvii. 14. 'I SHUS far we have been considering the truth of the Christian story of facts. Our one great question has been--Did the things recorded in the gospels happen, or did they not? Our one answer, drawn from many sources, has been--They did happen. From the character of the story itself, from the way the witness to it was first borne and afterwards tested, from the great and permanent results that have accompanied it, we have had the conviction forced upon us that the Gospel story is a story of real events. In carrying out this argument, you have perceived that I made no claim to supernatural authority for any document. I pointed you to the general history of the world, to observed phenomena in the human heart and human life, to heathen authors who mentioned the persecution of Christians, to a succession of writers in the Christian Church who have left us books from a few years after Christ's death. I referred to all these topics as to data recognised by unbelievers as well as by believers. In the train of writers we spoke of, I did not ask you to acknowledge any difference except that of priority or subsequence in point of time. Going back in ancient history to trace the story about Christ, we treated Irenaeus, Justin Martyr, Ignatius, Clement, Matthew, Mark, Luke, Paul, exactly in the same way--merely as witnesses to what was taught and known about Jesus in the community that believed on Him. And looking on them simply in that way, we found in them all we needed for that part of our inquiry. We found the one story as to what Jesus did and said, substantially the same though told in various ways, held and taught from the beginning. And from these premises we...
Title:Plain proofs of the great facts of ChristianityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217531865

ISBN - 13:9780217531863