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paid to them even by bad Princes-, p. 189. They laid down their Lives^ in confirmation of their Prophecies? p. 190. Many of their Prophecies fulfilled during their own Lives? p. I pi. Their Prophecies committed to Writing? ibid. They (as well as the Law) were carefully preserved? during the Captivity in Babylon, p. 192. The Books of the former and of the latter Prophets? the Books of Samuel, by whom written? p. 193. The Books of Chronicles, and of Kings, by whom written? p. 194. Of the Psilms. Moses and the Prophets comprehend the whole Old Testament? p. 196. The Hebrew Tongue sufficiently understood by the Jews?when they returned from Babylon, p. 197. The Scriptures could not be corrupted afterwards? p. 198

CHAP. X. Of the Prophecies and Miracles of the Prophets.

Josiah prophesied of by Name? long before his Birth \ the circumstances of that Prophecy? p. 200. The fulfilling of Elijah'^ Prophecies? p. 202. The confession of Julian the Apostate, p. 203. Divers other Prophecies and Miracles? ibid. Cyrus prophesied of by Name? long before his Bin t p. 205.. Jeremiahs Prophecies of the Destruction of Jerusalem, p. 207. The contradiction which was then thought to be betwixt the Prophecies of Jeremiah and Ezekiel, a manifest proof of the truth of the Prophecies of them both? p. 208. Other plain Prophecies fulfilled? p. 20y. These Prophecies and Miracles manifestly true? p. 213


Of the dependence of the several Parts of the Scriptures upon each other? and that the Old Testament proves the New? and the New again proves the Old? as the Cause and the Efett, p- 215



Of the Person of our Blejsed Saviour. Our Blessed Saviour s undeniable Innocence and Holiness of Life, p. 219. Judas himself gave Testimony to it, p. 221. The Prophecies concerning the Birth of the Meflias, fulfilled in him, p. 225. The Prophecies con' cerning his Life fulfilled, p. 234. The Prophecies concerning his Death fulfilled, p. 235. and those concern* ing his Refurreilion and Ascension, p. 240

CHAP. XIII. Of the Prophecies and Miracles of our Blessed Saviour. Our Saviour for et old the Treachery o/Judas, and the manner of his own Death, ibid. The Propagation of his Religion, p. 241. The Destruction of Jerusalem, with . the circumstances of it, and the prodigies attending it, ibid. His Miracles ver if ed the Prophecies which had been concerning the Meffias, p. 243. ,

CHAP. XIV. Of the RefurreBion of our Blessed Saviour, she Refurreilion of oftr Blessed Saviour prophesied of, and typified , p. 246. The Apostles , who were Witnesses . of our Saviour s Resurrection, could not be deceived themselves in it, p. 248. They would not deceive ethers, ip. 255. They alledged such Circumstances, as made it impossible for them to deceive, p. 257,

CHAP. XV. Of the Apojlles and Evangelists. The Apostles were Men of sufficient Understanding, to know what they testified, p. %6l.' They had sufficient Means and Opportunities to know it, p. ibid. They were, Men of Integrity, and truly declared what they knew , for they had'no worldly Interest to serve, by their Testimony, but suffered by it, and had a certain prospect- of suffering, p. 263. There are peculiar marks of Sincerity in all their Writings, p, 26$


CHAP. XVI. Of the Prophecies and Miracles of the Apostles, &c.

Of their Prophecies, p. 273. Of their Miracles, p. 274. The Miracles wrought by the Apostles themfelves,p.Zj^. A Power of working Miracles communicated by them to others, p. 279- Their supernatural Courage and Resolution, p. 283. This likewise was communicated to their Followers, p. 287, &C.

CHAP. XVII. Of the Writings of the Apostles and Evangelists.

The History of our Saviour's Life and Death contains so notorious and publick Circumstances, that it was an Appeal to that Age, whether the things related were true or not, p. 291, &c. The other Books of the New Testament axe explicatory and consequential to the Gospel, or History of Christ ; and besides, these likewise contain many memorable and publick Matters of Fail, p. 297. The Gospel, and other Books of the New Testament, cited by Authors contemporary with the Apostles , and' ownd for genuine both by the Jews and Heathens, Many of the Eye-witnesses to the Miracles of our Saviour and his Apostles, liv'd to a great Age, ibid. The chief Points of the Christian Religion were testify''d in Apologies written from time to time to the Heathen Emperors, J). 300.

CHAP. XVIII. Of the Doffrines contain'd in the Holy Scriptures.

The Christian Religion teaches an universal Righteousness both towards God and Man, p. 303. The Scriptures propound to us the only true Principles of Holiness, p. 304. The Christian Religion proposes the most effettual Motives toObedience and Holiness of Life,]). 305. ft affords the grsates Helps and Assistances to a Holy r . Life, Life, p. 3o5. It expresses the greatest Compassion and Condescension to our Infirmities , p. 307. The Propagation of the Gospel has ever had great ejfetts towards the Reformdtion and Happiness of Mankind , p. 308. The highest Mysteries of the Christian Religion are not meerly speculative, but have a necessary Relation to Practice , for the Advancement of Piety and Vertue amongst Men-, p. 312.


THat there is no other Divine Revelation, but that contained in the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, p. 315.

The Novelty of the Heathen Religions.

The Pretences of the Ægyptians to Antiquity examined, p. 3i<S. Of the Chaldæans* p. 318. Of the Chinese, . p. 320.

CHAP. II. Of the Defetf in the Promulgation of the Hea* then Religions.

'the Heathen Religions never extant in Booh to be publicity read , p. 325. Every Country had its peculiar Deities. They prevail'd only by the Temporal Power. Though the Heathens more in Number, yet the Religion of Christians more promulgd, p. 327.

CHAP. III. Of the Defiff of the Prophecies aud Miracles of the Heathen Religions.

Of the Oracles of the Heathens, p. 328. That they were uncertain and ambiguous, p. 329. But they could not be all counterfeit, p. 330. The Cessation of Oracles gradual, p. 331. Their Miracles never wrought to

\ cpnjirm confirm any found, and. useful DoElrine. The Confessions of the False Gods , when they were adjured by Christiansy 33$. CHAP. IV.

The Defeft, in point of DoUrine, in the Heathen Religions.

The Theology of the Heathens absurds p. 335. Their Religious Worship wicked aad impious , p. 338. Humane Sacrifices customary in all Heathen Nations , p- 339) &c< °f Laws , nor Rules of Good Life , proposed by their Oraclesr p. 343. but Idolatry and Wickedness approved and recommended by them ,

p. 344.

Of the Philosophy of the Heathens.

The Heathen Philosophy very defective and erroneous y p. 545. Whatever there is of Excellency in the Philosophy of the Heathens, is owing to Revelation, p. 3 $5. If the Heathen Philosophy had been as certain and as excellent as it can be pretended to be, yet there had been great need of a Divine Revelation, p. 363.

CHAP. VI. The Novelty and Defett in the Promulgation of the Mahometan Religion, p. 368.


The want both of Prophecies and Miracles in the Mahometan Religion, p. 370.

CHAP. VIII. The Alcoran is false, absurd, and immoral, p.372.


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