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the original circumstances of mankind, are urged against
TESTIMONY TO THE MESSIAH FROM THE SUCCESS OF THE GOSPEL.
The time of the appearance of Christianity-Polytheism long
TESTIMONY TO THE TRUTH OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION FROM
Opposition which the Gospel has in every age encountered-
TESTIMONY TO THE MESSIAH FROM THE PROPHECIES THAT ARE
EVIDENCE DERIVED FROM CHRONOLOGICAL HARMONIES, AND
Various examples of these harmonies and coincidences from
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,.........................
THE VARIOUS EFFECTS PRODUCED BY THE GOSPEL.
Some persons pervert-some abuse-some neglect-some oppose others receive the Gospel,.
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,............................
INTERNAL EVIDENCE OF THE SCRIPTURES.
The self-evident authority of the Scriptures-The view the
-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-
The History of the Old Testament concentres in one point.
Rise and progress of the Christian religion-A nation sepa-
rated from all others-Departure from Egypt, occupation
of Canaan, and expulsion from it-Predictions concerning
a Ruler to whom the government was to belong To be
rejected by Israel-Appearance of Jesus Christ-All that
was prefigured and foretold concerning the Messiah accom-
plished in him-Impossibility in this case of deception-
Evidence to the truth of Christianity from the Jewish eco-
nomy-All the lines of revelation unite in Jesus Christ-
The importance of Christianity seen in the variety of evi-
dences by which its truth is attested-Christians do not
value it sufficiently-Inconsistency of the great body of its
professors-Warning to those who reject the Gospel-Au-
thority of Christianity-Final destiny of all men,..................