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CHAP. IV.

Rejection of Christianity

p. 312

CHAP. V. That the Christian miracles are not recited, or appealed to,

by early Christian writers themselves, fo fully or frequently as might have been expected

p. 342

CH A P. VI.

Want of universality in the knowledge and reception of

Christianity, and of greater clearness in the evidence

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PART II.

OF THE AUXILIARY EVIDENCES OF

CHRISTIANITY.

CHAP. I.

Prophecy:

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BEHOLD, my

my servant

ffa. lii. i 3. liii. " shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted, and extolled, and be very high. As many were astonished at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: so shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him ; for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they confide. Who hath believed our report ? and to whom is the arm of the Lord reyealed ? VOL. II,

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For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground : lie hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should defire him. He is despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid, as it were, our faces from him; he was despised, and we escemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griess, and carried our forrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppreffed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgement; and who shall declare his generation ? for he was cut

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