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BY JOSEPH PRIESTLEY, LL. D. F. R. S. &c.
11 juxta apostolum Paulum Christus, Dei virtus est;
JEROME IN ESAIAMI
PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR,
NOTOS ON THE FIRST IPISTLE TO THE
ITAVING gone over the historical books of the New Testament, I proceed to the confider. ation of the Epistles, which are a very useful part of the Canon of Scripture, tho' certainly of much less consequence than the others. The certain knowledge that Jesus Christ was commissioned by God to preach the great doctrine of a resurrection to a future life, that he confirmed this doctrine by the best attested miracles, and that, in the farther confirmation and exemplification of it, he himself submitted to die, and actually rose from the dead, which we learn from the four gospels, is all that is essential to christianity ; as the knowledge of this is all that is of much importance as a motive to a good life. However, we are much confirmed in our belief of the history of Christ by the farther account of the first prontulgation of the gospel by the Apostles, and the miracles which they wrought in confirmation