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BY JOSEPH PRIESTLEY, LL. D. F. R. S. 8.

SI juxta apostolum Paulum Christus Dei virtus est;
Deique sapientia, et qui nescit scripturas nescit Dei
virtutem ejusque sapientiam, ignoratio scripturarum igo
noratio Christi est.

- JEROME IN ESAIAN:

NORTHUMBERLAND:

PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR,
BY ANDREW KENNEDY, Franklin's Head, QUEEY-STREET.

1804.

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NOTES ON THE FIRST IPISTLE TO THE

THESSALONIANS.

CHAPTER 1.

ILAVING gone over the historical books of the New Testament, I proceed to the confider. ation of the Epistles, which are a very useful part of the Canon of Scripture, tho' certainly of much less conse. quence than the others. The certain knowledge that Jesus Christ was commissioned by God to preach the great doctrine of a resurrection to a future life, that he confirmed this doctrine by the best attelled miracles, and that, in the farther confirmation and exemplificati. on of it, he himself submiited to die, and actually rose from the dead, which we learn from the four gospels, is all that is essential to christianity ; as the knowledge of this is all that is of much importance as a motive to a good life. However, we are much confirmed in our belief of the history of Christ by the farther account of the first promulgation of the gospel by the Apostles, and the miracles wbich they wrought in confirmation

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