The Truth, Inspiration, Authority, And End Of The Scriptures, Considered And Defended,; In Eight…

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byJames Williamson

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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. 1793. Excerpt: ... THE INSPIRATION OF THE SCRIPTURES. 2 Tim. iii. 16. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God. BEFORE we can settle the authority of the Scriptures, it is proper to enquire from whence they are derived; whether from the observation, experience, knowledge, and learning of the writers alone, or from the assistance of some superior being. If they had been composed only by human abilities, the most valuable part of them contained in the New Testament would have been an uncertain and insufficient guide, as the authors were naturally ignorant of many divine truths, full of misapprehensions of the nature of christianity, and must thence have been guilty, without heavenly assistance, of innumerable mistakes. They were E 4 indeed indeed instructed during forty days by our Saviour himself, concerning the meaning of all the facts, of which they had been eyewitnesses, and the application of the ancient prophecies to the events of his life. But so Abort a time could only qualify them for the office of teachers, when they were supernaturally enabled to recollect all the discourses of our Lord, and could perfectly remember every principal fact of his ministry. By the inspiration then of the Holy Spirit, which was promised by Christ before his ascension, and granted on the day of Pentecost, all their infirmities were supplied, and the weak were enabled to confound the strong. As therefore the authority of the Scriptures depends upon the source, from whence the writers of them drew their information, I shall in my following discourse, First, shew what increase of wisdom we may suppose the sacred writers to have received from inspiration. Secondly, defend the history of the Old Testament Testament from the charge of fiction or delusion. Thirdly, answer some objections to...

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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. 1793. Excerpt: ... THE INSPIRATION OF THE SCRIPTURES. 2 Tim. iii. 16. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God. BEFORE we can settle the auth...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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