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General Preface to the Second Volume. As for the Epistle to the Hebrews, the Author of which is not yet agreed on, See Dr. Whitby's Preface to that Epistle. .

Secondly, The Matters of Fact related in the Books of the New Te. That the Matters

of Fact related in ftament are unquestionably true.

inqueitionably true. the New Testament See the Fifteenth Chapter of the are true.. Second part of the first Volume of wins. Dr. Fenkin's Reasonableness and Certainty of the Chris ftian Religion. From whence it follows, First, That our Savior, his Apostles, and the Primitive Chris ftians, did certainly work Miracles in Confirmation of their Doctrin, and were endued by God with diverse Supernatural Gifts. As for the nature of Miracles, see the Fourteenth Proposition of Dr. Clarke's Discourse, from the Beginning of it down to the Paragraph which begins thus, Secondly, The Divine Authority of the Christian. Revelation, &c. in the Margin of which Paragraph are these Words, Of the fulfilling the Prophesies, as an Evidence of our Savior's Divine Commission. · And that our Savior, his Apostles, and the Primitive Christians did actually work Miracles, and were endued by God with diverse Supernatural Gifts, see the Thirteenth and Sixteenth Chapters of the Second Part of the First Volume of Dr. Fenkin's Reasonableness and Certainty of the Christian Religion ; the Tenth Section of Dr. Whitby's General Preface to his First Volume of Annotations, down to that Paragraph which begins with In Answer to what, &c. and the Twelfth and Thirteenth Sections of the fame ; and his General Preface to his Second Volume, from the Begina ning of the Second, to the end of the Sixth See &tion; and also from the Beginning of the Eighth, to the End of the Fifteenth Section. Secondly,

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That our Savior did most certainly rise from tlie Dead. See Bishop Pearson on the Fifth Article, beginning at He rose again. See also the Fourteenth Chapter of the Second Part of the First Volume of Dr. Fenkin's Reasonableness and Certainty of the ChriAian Religion, the Twenty eighth Chapter of the Second Volume of the same Book, and the Eleventh Section of Dr. Whitby's General Preface to his First Volume of Annotations. . , ,

. Thirdly, Our Savior and his ApoThat our Savior fles were Teachers sent from, and and his Apostles inspir'd by, Almighty God; and Werc Teachers sent from and infra consequently the Holy Scriptures Ey, Almighty God. are of Divine Authority, and the

. . Christian Religion is undoubtedly true. See the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Propositions of Dr.Clarke's Discourse; the Eighteenth Chapter of the Second part of the First Volume of Dr. Fenkin's Reasonableness and Certainty of the Christian Religion; the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Propositions of Dr. Clarke's Discourse, the first Eight Sections of Dr. Whitby's General Preface to his First Volume of Annotations, and the Fourth Part of the First Volume of Dr. Fenkin's Reasonableness and Cera tainty of the Christian Religion. . .

And because the Scriptures of the of the Scriptures Old Testament are also to be reof the Old Testa

a ceiv'd by Christians, therefore the ment.

divine Authority of them must be establish’d. See the Eleventh and First Chapters of the Second Part of the First Volume of Dr. Fenkin's Reasonableness and Certainty of the Chriftian Religion, and also from the beginning of the Third, to the end of the Tenth Chapter of the same Book.

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- That the Canon of Scripture re-
ceiv'd by our Church is perfect, see of the Canon

& Integrity of the
-the Seventh and Ninth Questions of
· Turretin's Locus Secundus, and the
Fourth Chapter of the Second Volume of Dr. Jen-
kin's Reasonableness and Certainty of the Christian Reli-
gion. And that our Copies of the Bible are uncor-
: rupt, see the Tenth Question of Turretin's Locus Se-
: cundus, and the Fifth Chapter of the Second Volume
of Dr. Jenkin's Reasonableness and Certainty of the Chri-
ftian Religion.
. Concerning the Objections made

of the objections by the Deists, see the Tenth Section

of the Deifts. of Dr. Whitby's General Preface to his First Volume of Annotations, from In answer to what, &c. to the end of it; and the Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Eleventh, Thirty first, Thirty third, Thirty fourth, Thirty fifth; and Thirty sixch Chapters of the Second Volume of Dr. Fenkin's Reasonableness and Certainty of the Christian Religion.

Secondly, We come now to the Controversies with the Fews. They se vith the Femus Ther Secondly, With

respect to the HySnowledge the wine Authority pothesis of ihe of the Old Testament, which con- Jews. tains many Prophesies concerning the Messiah. Our Business therefore is to prove, that the Blessed Fesus is that Meffiah, who was in the Old Testament prophesied of. And this is done, i

First, By shewing that the Bless That our Savior sed Jesus and his Apostles were and his Apostles Teachers sent from, and inspir'd were Teachers sent by, Almighty God. To this End

¿End from, and inspir'd

by, Almighty God. you may use the same Arguments which have been mention'd as proper to be offer'd to a Deift. Now if the Blessed Fesus

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and his Apostles were Teachers sent from, and ina spir'd by, Almighty God; then our Savior must be that Meffiah, who was prophesied of in the Old Teftament. Because both himself and his Apostles do declare, that he is that Mefliah ; and God most evidently teftified the same by raising him from the Dead, and enabling him and his Apostles to work innumerable Miracles, and exercise diverse supernatural Gifts of the Holy Ghost, in Confirmation of that very Declaration.

Secondly, By proving from the That our Savior is Scriptures of the Old Testament, the Messiah promic that the Blessed 7elus is that Mefliah Sed in the Old Te

sco whom they speak of. See the ftament.

Twelfth Chapter of the Second Part of the First Volume of Dr. Fenkin's Reasonable ness and Certainty of the Christian Religion, the Sixteenth Chapter of the Second Volume of the same Book, the Ninth Section of Dr. Whitby's General Preface to his First Volume of Annotations, and Bishop Pearson on the Second Article, from And in . Hefus Christ, down to His only Son, To which add the Twenty seventh and Twenty eighth Chapters of the Third Book of Limborch's System.

Thirdly, For the Controversies Thirdly, With re- with the Mahometans read the Se. Spect to the Hypothe

venth, Eighth and Ninth Chapters fis of the Mahomecans.

tee of the Third Part of the First Voe . .

lume of Dr. Jenkin's Reasonableness and Certainty of the Christian Religion. Now the Re, ligion of a Mahometan being suppos'd to have been prov'd false, the Truth of Christianity is demon Itrated to him after the same Manner as tp a

Deiff.

Fourthly, Fourthly, The same may be said of the Pagans or Heathens, the

Fourthly, with rem

Spect to the Hypothom Falfhood of whose. Religion is tis of the Pagans. shewn in the Third, Fourch and Fifth Chapters of the Third Part of the First Volume of Dr. Jenkin's Reasonableness and Certainty of the Christian Religion.

You proceed now to the great Doctrins of Chriftianity. You premise what Bifhop Pearson has

Of Faithe written concerning Faith, in his Expo fition of the Firft Article, from the Beginning down to I believe in God.

You then confider the great Point of of the Trinity. See the same Bishop

of the Trinity. Pearson on the First Article, beginning at I believe in God, down to the End. Read also what the fame Author has written on the Second Article, from His only Son, to the End of it. For what relates to our Savior's being the Christ, you . slip over it now; because you have already perus'd it, when you examind the Truth of our Holy Religion with respect to the Jewish Hypothesis: And what relates to the Name Fesus, you will soon meer with. Wherefore you go on immediately to the same Bishop's Exposition of the Eighth Articles But I would advise you to subjoin the First and the Six and twentieth Chapters of the Second Volume of Dr. Jenkin's Reasonableness and Certainty of the Christian Religion.

Concerning the Incarnation, see Bifhop Pearson on the Third Article of the Incarnation, and the Twenty third Chapter of the Second Voc lume of Dr. Jenkin's Reasonableness and Certainty of the Christian Religion,

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