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MANUAL

DI V IN I TY,

COMPILED FROM THE MOST EMINENT DIVINES

OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND.

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GENERAL INTRODUCTION

TO

THE BIBLE.

The Bible is the only authentic source from which we can derive instruction concerning the various dispensations of God to mankind, and the duties required of men by their Creator. The word “ Bible” literally signifies book; and the word “ Scriptures," writings: but these words are now, by way of eminence and distinction, applied exclusively to those sacred compositions, which contain the revealed will of God. The words “ Scriptures” and “ Scripture” occur in this sense in the Gospels, Acts, and Epistles ; whence it is evident, that, in the time of our Saviour, they denoted the books received by the Jews as the rule of their faith. To these books have been added the writings of the Apostles and Evangelists, which complete the

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