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referred , in ? p- 67 , to bis translation of Mieh&elis' Introd . Sec ., ( 1793 , ) I . 360 , 361 . His twenty-sixth lectnre ( the last on the authenticity of the NewTestament ) is employed jn the consideration of the internal evidence Sirfavdtir of the
Gospels , the AMb- . -w 4 be Apostles , and the Epistfies . And this subject is extremefy ^ 11 s ^ ted and illustrated . In the compass of ^ few pages , several cirf ^ mifttances a ^ e pointed out which shew that these irapective Wirings -afibnl tire strongest presumptions of their authenticity , or their proceeding irbin « cn who Vrere contemporary with the events related , and with the
commumties or individuals addressed . As we take for granted that these lecttires wffl come into the hands of many of our readers , and indeed that no student in fheology wifl . fail of gaining an acquaintance with them , we shall not add to the number of our quotations . Besides the unintended coincidences
mentioned by Bishop Marsh , some are , perhaps , discoverable on a comparison tif the four Gospels with each other : let the fallowing texts , for instance , be jointly examined , John xix . 25 , Luke xxfii . 27 , 49 , 55 , Mark xv . 40 , 41 , Matt , xxviii . 55 , 56 ,
In concluding this article of Review , we may be permitted to express pur earnest desire of being favoured with more such sets of lectures from the Right Reverend Author's pen .
only that Christ < fid mrt knowthe ^ ifce by commumc ^ tioii , or in fcfcfl orffcial capacity . Pr . Addm Clarke suggests that the cltrasp •;*» Abr fhe 8 fc&" may be an interpplation . These severnl scheme * are jammed by Mr . Hufctpn with great ability , and fclfly shewn , we think , tobegnjjmdtess ffis opening repdttrk , scarcely Ifess than self-evident , decides the c | ues $ 6 ii :
" And here we may qbserae , # >» t while the smallest degree of Jgnpi ^ pcej on any subject how trifling soeyef , vmft disprove , beyond contradiction , the ; t > e ! ity of him who confesses or discovers it ; the possession , on the . contrary , of stores of knowledge , inconceivable by any human imagination , fathomless by any human mind , boundless so far as such a mind
can perceive , would not be m itself sufficient to establish the Godhead of the possessor . We ^ inay pronounce with certainty , that he is not God who is ignorant of any thing : but of him , who , to our
finite comprehension , should appear to know all things , we could not , tnerefore , pronounce that he was God . Ignorance , we know , in the minutest quantity , cannot co-exist with omniscience : but there
is no degree of knowledge , how wonderful soever , of which we can affirm that it could not be derived—of which we can assert that it is absolutely infinite , and can exist only in an infinite being . Where
we clearly see a bound , we may infer a finite nature ; but from our not perceiving a bound , we cannot infer an infinite .
€€ To apply this remark to the subject under consideration , if it should appear that there was any part of the plan of providence of which Jesus was ignorant , the conclusion would be unavoidable , that Jesus is not God , whereas the opposite conclusion , that he is so , would not
follow from his appearing to possess the most perfect knowledge of all the subjects that the human imagination can conceive . The smallest degree of imperfection is sufficient to prove an imperfect
nature . The highest 4 egree of excellence that toe , can appreciate , will not prove perfection . What portion of knowledge , power , wisdom , and goodness , the Supreme Disposer may se ^ fit to communicate to an inferior nature , we
cannot determine ^ btyt we determine with infallible rertainty , thirt he who is in * oy respect tfefictatife ** r timfc attributes < cftnnat be $ he rSuprtime . ? MF- * 4 * Having gone Chroiigh the argument from the text , Mr . > H ^« on proceeds to adduce crthw « aripwr < d evidence against the omniscience of Christ .
476 Review . —Ifutton * * Sermon on the Omniscience vfthd l ? uther *
Akt . H . —Omniscience the Attribute of the Father Only : A Sermon , preached before the Association of Unitarian ( Christians * residing at ftull , Thome , Doncaster , Guinsdro' , Lincoln , and adjacent Places , at
the Chapel , BataUAHey-Lane , Hull , on Thursday , September 30 , 1819 . Published at their Request , and respectfully inscribed to them . By Rev . JosephHuttcu , ^ . B of Leeds . Bvo . j > j > u . 92 . Robinson and Co ., X # eeds ; Hunter , London .
MB . HUT ! T 0 N ^ text , Mark xiii . 32 , has greatly puzzled and dis . tressed Trinitarian cooimentors . The greater part of them say that Christ di ^ not know the ^ d ^ av -of ^ u < Jgp pn $ in his luimanj ^ tur ^ . 49 rrM ^ akpigfat ^ pe ^ that the \ wrds mean . outy > that Cbriat did « ot mateTthe time 4 aUmn . Mr . Wardlaw contends , th « t they signify
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Aug. 2, 1820, page 476, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2491/page/32/