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THE

CHRISTIAN GUIDE

TO A RIGHT UNDERSTANDING OF THE SACRED SCRIPTURES,

DESIGNED AS A

SELECT COMMENTARY

ON THE

FOUR EVANGELISTS,

HARMONIZED AND CHRONOLOGICALLY ARRANGED

IN A NEW TRANSLATION, ON THE BASIS OF

WAKEFIELD'S VERSION:

TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED

A BRIEF MEMOIR OF THE AUTHOR

AND A COPIOUS

INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW TESTAMENT.

BY JOHN SAMUEL THOMPSON,
MINISTER OF THE FIRST UNIVERSALÍST SOCIETY, UTICA, N. ¥.

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES ARE ABLE TO MAKE THEE WISE UNTO SALVATION,

THROUGH FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS, PAUL,

UTICA, N. Y.

PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR, BY A. G. DAUBY.

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NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW-YORK-TO WIT:

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the fifth day of January, in the fiftieth year of the Independence of he United States of America, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and twenty six, JOHN S. THOJIPSON, ofsajd District, hath deposited in this office, the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as pro

prietor, in the words following, to wit : “Thé Christian Gụide to a right understanding of the sacred Scriptures; Designed as a Select Commentary on the four Evangelists, harmonized and chronologically arranged in a new translation on the basis of Wakefield's Version : to which are prefixed a brief memoir of the author, and a copious introduction to the New Testament. By JOHN SAMUEL THOMPSON, Minister of the first Universalist society, Utica, N. Y. The Holy Scriptures are able to make thee wise unto Salvation, through faith in Christ Jesus.-Paul.

In conformity to the act of Congress of the United States, entitled, "Anact for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned,” and also to an act entitled, “An Act, supplementary to an act, entitled, ' An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts and Books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thert of to the arts of Designing, Engraving, and Etching historical and other prints.”

RICH'D R. LANSING,
Clerk of the Northern District of New-York.

TO THE MEMORY OF THE

REV. JOSEPH PRIESTLEY, L. L. D. F. R. S.

The most Philosophical Advocate of Pure Christianity, and the

Most Successful Opposer of its Corruptions;

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REV. GILBERT WAKEFIELD, A. B.
The most Critical Translator of the Christian Scriptures;

OF THE

REV. NATHANIEL LARDNER, D. D.
Who, in his “Credibility” and “Jewish and Heathen Testimonies”
Has erected an everlasting and impregnable bulwark

For the safety of the Christian Religion ;

AND OF THE

REV. THEO. LINSEY, & REV. THOMAS BELSHAM, Successively Ministers of Essex-st. Chapel, London; the brightest Examples of Disinterested Devotion to the Cause of Pure and Undefiled Religion, and the most Fearless and Candid Confessors of Truth, when most

Despised and Unpopular :

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ALSO TO THE

REV. ABNER KNEELAND, OF NEW-YORK, AND

REV. HOSEA BALLOU, OF BOSTON ; For their indefatigable labours to reclaim Mankind to the Knowledge of the true God, as a Universal

and Unchangeable Father ;

AND ALSO, WITH GREAT CORDIALITY, TO
ALL THE MINISTERS OF RECONCILIATION,

In fellowship with the Universalist Convention of the State of N. York;

THIS WORK,
Designed to promote the knowledge of the only true God, and
Jesus Christ whom he hath sent,

Is most Respectfully Dedicated,
By their Sincere fellow laborer
In the Gospel of Christ,

JOHN S. THOMPSON,

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