The Christian's Defence; Containing a Fair Statement, and Impartial Examination of the Leading Objections Urged by Infidels Against the Antiquity, Genuineness, Credibility and Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures; Enriched with Copious

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The Christian's Defence; Containing a Fair Statement, and Impartial Examination of the Leading Objections Urged by Infidels Against the Antiquity, Genuineness, Credibility and Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures; Enriched with Copious PDF ebook download This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ... the dumb made to speak, the power of hearing given to the deaf, the lame made to walk, the maimed, or those who wanted a limb, made whole or perfect, and the dead raised to life. The nature, the number and the publicity of the wonderful events witnessed by them, wholly preclude the possibility of their having labored under a mental delusion. But to argue this point further is unnecessary, for the man who could read their writings, and infer from them that these witnesses wanted common sense, would thereby prove that he himself is destitute of it. They relate the events at the spot where they occurred, and before the multitudes who witnessed them. What happened at Jerusalem they relate there, and the events which they represent as having occurred are of the most public character, referring to a person whose fame had filled the country, and involving a charge against the rulers of the nation. All this they dp in the presence of the very multitude before whose eyes they took place. Thus, Peter, on the day of Pentecost, addressed the vast multitude then assembled, in the following language: "Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles, and wonders, and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know; Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it." * Again, the same apostle says to the inhabitants of Jerusalem: "The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and'of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the...

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