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Evidences of the Christian religion

Evidences of the Christian religion

briefly and plainly stated. By James Beattie, ... In two volumes. ...

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Published by printed for A. Strahan and T. Cadell; and W. Creech, Edinburgh: and sold by T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies (successors to Mr. Cadell) [London] in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Microfilm. Woodbridge, CT Research Publications, Inc., 1997 1 reel ; 35mm. (The Eighteenth Century ; reel 9348, no.06).

SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 9348, no. 06.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination2v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18371412M

Here we have four distinct narratives of the life, miracles, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus of Nazareth; and also a history of the acts and sufferings of the apostles in preaching the Gospel, and laying the foundation of the first Christian churches, after the resurrection and ascension of their Master. The teeth and jaws of carnivoresherbivores and omnivores are considered. Autumn programme of talks Posted: 05 October Christian Evidence has recently started working with the Montgomery Trustwhich helps fund lectures and talks on the Christian faith by expert speakers. In regard to the New Testament, there are about 13, manuscripts, complete and incomplete, in Greek and other languages, that have survived from antiquity. Some, indeed, were overcome by the cruelty of their persecutors; but was it ever beard that any of them confessed that there was any fraud or imposture, among them?

And before the time when these manuscripts were penned, we have, in other books, numerous testimonies to the existence of die Christian. How can it be accounted for, that he should suddenly become a Christian, unless he did indeed see the risen Jesus? It proved nothing, however, except that the body was removed while the soldiers slept, and for aught they could testify, might have risen from the dead, according to the testimony of the apostles. These witnesses have never been confronted and contradicted by others. In this respect he felt that miracles and fulfilled prophecy provided a factual basis for that climate of opinion. If the Gospel had been an imposture, its propagators would never have gone to such places, in the first instance; or if they had, they could not have escaped detection.

At Focus Press, we desire all people everywhere to come a full understanding, of true Christianity. I refer to baptism, and the eucharist. There is profound wisdom in this silence: yet I doubt whether any writers, following merely the impulse of their own feelings, would have avoided every allusion to tilts subject. Learned infidels have in vain attempted to assign an adequate cause for this event, on natural principles.


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Of the Animal Structure regarded as a Mass Paley considers the bilateral symmetry of animals, and how well-packaged all the delicate organs are, resulting in both beauty and utility. Companies of women are mentioned by each, and it is hastily taken for granted, that they were all the same; and the objector proceeds on the supposition, that these women all arrived at the sepulchre, at the same time, and that they continued together.

There was no room for enthusiasm; all was imposture, if the facts reported, were not true. Why it was proper to give the descent of Joseph, the husband of Mary, it is not now necessary to inquire.

By these means, we are able to trace these writings up to the time, in which the apostles lived. The book remains in print, with more recent editions for example in,and Using examples from both the Mystery Play tradition and the closely related Passion Play tradition, he investigates why both ancient and modern Of Insects "WE are not writing a system of natural history", begins Paley, apologising for not covering every class systematically.

Besides, the priests and rulers who had put Jesus to death, were deeply interested to prevent the circulation of such a story. Nothing can 97be more evident, therefore, than that the substance of what is contained in the Gospels, was believed and practised by Christians, from the commencement of the society.

While common sense and decency are outraged, by a needless confession of deeds which ought not to be once named, he is so far from exhibiting any thing of the character of a true penitent, that he rather appears as the shameless apologist of vice. It can, therefore, be read profitably if read critically.

Would men persevere in propagating an imposture for such fame as this? These genealogies had no other object than to prove that Jesus of Nazareth was a lineal descendant of David and Abraham; which purpose.

Our conduct in the pursuit and reception of truth, may be intended by our Creator, to be an important part of the probation to which we are subjected; and, therefore, the evidence of revelation is not so great as to be irresistible; but is of such a kind, that the sincere and diligent inquirer will be in no danger of fatal mistake; while men of pride and prejudice, who prefer darkness to light, will be almost sure to err.

They or you quickly changed the subject and refused to answer the questions. And to do him justice, he has exposed to view moral turpitude enough, to make, if it were possible, a demon blush. Besides, it ought to be remembered, that Jews were held in great contempt, by all the surrounding nations.

In other cases, we usually possess no other evidence of the genuineness of the most valued writings of antiquity, except the opinion of contemporaries, handed down by uncontradicted tradition.

If they did not write them, who would? Suppose a document had come down to us, containing a profession of the belief of every person who embraced the Christian religion, and a solemn attestation to the facts on which Christianity is founded, would any man object, that the witnesses were too few?

This representation may appear surprising to those, who have heard of the vast multitude of various readings, which learned critics have collected from a collation of the manuscripts; but it ought to be understood by all who have ever heard of these discrepancies, that not one in a thousand of them, is of the least consequence;—that a great majority of them are merely differences in orthography, in the collocation of words, or in the use of words perfectly synonymous, by which the sense is not in the least affected.Apologetics—the intellectual defense of the Christian faith—is an important topic at a time when postmodernism, relativism, and religious pluralism are atlasbowling.com of Apologetics and Christian Evidences deals with every aspect of apologetics, from the reasons for apologetics, to various apologetic methods and their presuppositions, to different apologetic approaches, to specific 5/5(2).

by Christian evidences, that Christianity is the religion that pertains to reality—that it is true by reason of its historical factuality. The Biblical Rationale for Christian Evidences By way of the third main point, I would like to talk with you about the biblical rationale for Christian evidences.

The Evidences of the Christian Religion

First, in the Bible. It is impossible to conceive a character more perfect than that given by the evangelists, of the Founder of the Christian religion; and it has already been observed, that this character, embracing every variety of excellence, often exhibited in delicate and difficult circumstances, is delineated by a.

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