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THE EVIDENCE OF HIS DIVINITY RE-
Thomas J. Jerome
ATTORNEY AT LAW
GREENSBORO, N. C.
Publishing House of the M. E. Church, South
IN writing this Dook I have considered the Bible as a record containing the evidence of the divinity of Jesus Christ and have attempted to apply to that record the same rules of interpretation that a lawyer would apply to a record in court.
No effort has been made to walk in beaten paths, and I have consulted no commentary to ascertain the meaning attached to any part of the record by others; but I have simply sought to draw from the testimony and from the facts and circumstances connected with my subject such legitimate inferences and deductions as I thought the record warranted.
The necessity for a work of this kind is apparent to every one who desires to assist in the spread of the Christian religion. Although nearly two thousand years have rolled by since Christ completed his mission on earth, only a very small percentage of the population of the world has as yet accepted the doctrine of the divinity of Jesus Christ.
Many intelligent Christians are unable to defend their faith in Christ against the criticism that is daily hurled against the doctrine of the divinity of
the Christ. Learned theologians and college professors have treated the subject with great ability, but much that they have written is beyond the grasp of the ordinary reader. What the world really needs is to have this doctrine presented to the people in such practical and tangible shape that the great masses can comprehend it and use the arguments to repel the assaults of infidelity as well as to strengthen their own faith.
No attempt has been made in this work to treat the subject in a scholarly manner. My desire has been simply to present a lawyer's brief on the subject and to argue the question in a plain and practical way. This brief is submitted to the public as a court in the hope that it may serve to confirm the faith of Christians and also lead nonbelievers to accept the doctrine of the divinity of Jesus Christ. THOMAS J. JEROME.