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message of glad tidings from God to man, will I trust find here a clear and convincing exposition of the privileges it affords, and of how we are able to make use of them.
The author does not pretend to have discovered any new doctrine, for he does not consider Revelation to be like some sciences, in which new combinations of materials and new processes may every day lead to new results; but he believes that the whole field of Scripture has, by the grace of God, been long open to the survey of those who have made it their business to explore it thoroughly that its facts have been long since combined in every way from which a logical inference can be deduced, and that its parts have been analyzed to the last degree of nicety, so that any thing like a discovery in religion, is now next to impossible.
The author's aim has been to build up a popular system of belief on certain suppositions, of the correctness of which he believes there can be no doubt in the minds of at least the majority of Christians, at the
same time submitting the materials of his superstructure to the test of the inspired Word.
It is almost needless to say that it has been his wish to steer clear of all controversy, in the Lectures themselves; and that where controverted matters are touched upon they are not treated in that light, but the doctrine stated just as it rises naturally from the premises laid down.
The work was originally composed for a course of lectures to be delivered in the author's parish church, and it is now offered to the public in the same form, in the hope that it may thus be made useful for the purpose of family reading and instruction.
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And he shall go before him in the spirit and
Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,
and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make
ready a people prepared for the Lord.
But ye are not in the flesh, but in the spirit, if so be
that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man
have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted
above that ye are able; but will, with the temptation,
also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his
eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have
suffered awhile, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen,