Christianity Vindicated, in Seven Discourses on the External Evidences of the New Testament, with a Concluding Dissertation

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E. Smith, 1833 - 174 páginas

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Página 40 - I have been in the deep ; in journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren ; in weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
Página 39 - Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep...
Página 149 - Sun-day" all who live in cities or in the country gather together to one place, and the memoirs of the Apostles or the writings of the prophets are read, as long as time permits ; then, when the reader has ceased, the president verbally instructs, and exhorts to the imitation of these good things.
Página 79 - And yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant with them : for I am the LORD their God.
Página 98 - When the promise of eternal happiness was proposed to mankind on condition of adopting the faith, and of observing the precepts, of the gospel, it is no wonder that so advantageous an offer should have been accepted by great numbers of every religion, of every rank, and of every province in the Roman empire.
Página 36 - Christ immediately puts his friendship to the proof, by telling him, that the foxes had holes, and the birds of the air had nests, but the Son of Man had not where to lay his head.
Página 98 - At the bar and in the senate of Rome the ablest orators were not apprehensive of giving offence to their hearers by exposing that doctrine as an idle and extravagant opinion, which was rejected with contempt by every man of a liberal education and understanding.
Página 170 - ... theft or robbery, or adultery, never to falsify their word, nor to deny a pledge committed to them when called upon to return it.
Página 77 - It shall be the basest of kingdoms. Neither shall it exalt itself any more above the nations: for I will diminish them, *that they shall no more rule over the nations.™ The pride of her power shall come down.
Página 134 - The whole is a riddle, an enigma, an inexplicable mystery. Doubt, uncertainty, suspense of judgment, appear the only result of our most accurate scrutiny concerning this subject. But such is the frailty of human reason, and such the irresistible contagion of opinion, that even this deliberate doubt could scarcely be upheld ; did we not enlarge our view, and opposing one species of superstition to another, set them...

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