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ON ALL THE
BOOKS OF SCRIPTURE,
FOR THE USE OF THE
PULPIT AND PRIVATE FAMILIES,
IN FOUR VOLUMES.
BY JOSEPH PRIESTLEY, LL. D. F. R. S. &c.
SI juxta apostolum Paulum Christus Dei virtus est;
JEROME IN ESAIAM!
PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR,
BY ANDREW KENNEDY, Franklin's Head, QUEEN-STREET.
gift Tappan Presb. Resol 1-9-1933
NOTES ON THE FIRST EPISTLE TO THE
AVING gone over the historical books of the New Teftament, I proceed to the confideration of the Epistles, which are a very useful part of the Canon of Scripture, tho' certainly of much less confequence than the others. The certain knowledge that Jefus Chrift was commiffioned by God to preach the great doctrine of a refurrection to a future life, that he confirmed this doctrine by the best attefted miracles, and that, in the farther confirmation and exemplification of it, he himself fubmitted to die, and actually rofe from the dead, which we learn from the four gofpels, is all that is effential 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 hiftory of Chrift by the farther account of the first promulgation of the gofpel by the Apoftles, and the miracles which they wrought in confirmation