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THE

CHRISTIAN'S CONSOLATION.

Ebbing

Johnston, Printer, Lovell's Court, Paternoster Row.

THE

CHRISTIAN'S CONSOLATION;

OR, THE

PRECIOUSNESS. OF CHRIST

TO ALL WHO BELIEVE.

BY JOHN THORNTON.

To you that believe he is precious."-1 Pet. ii. 7.

The central point of all revealed truth is Christ crucified; because
the death of the Messiah was the event to which all the prophecies
and the law of Moses pointed, and where all the dispensations of
Providence and redeeming mercy meet."-DE COURCY.

Fifth Edition.

LONDON:

Book Society for Promoting Religious Knowledge,

19, PATERNOSTER ROW.

1833.

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PREFACE.

In our age, Christianity has been attacked in various ways. Some with dissembled professions of friendship, have laboured secretly to undermine its fundamental principles; while others have either boldly denied the miracles, which attest its Divine authority, or misrepresented the spirit and tendency by which it is characterised. Learning has drawn forth its resources, vain philosophy has levelled it arguments, and wit employed its ridi

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