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the ^ mcifix ^ jof Jwmf - tls ^ y ^ i ^ pbsi ^ ti T ^ fe * ^ titifo tii i&fa far lies integrity a # d lave of thith . T&fe te&itoOny of the Apos # e Paul , whioh , from the incidental maimer in
wliidh , ii ' is toW , Ifes beyond all reasonable suspicion , dissipates into air the fal&ehood again arid acraiii repeated by unbeHeV ^ rsv tKfef tKe Gc ^ g els Wfere uriknown i ^ & £ WQ $ d * ttttil , ] i ^ ntwtf or two aft ^ ty ^ rds ; tli ^ jy wei ^ e selecltsd from it mass of oth ^ r spurious go&pets , and theri by ; the jtfeete&s of certain councils were i # j ><)^< l as gtouitfe productions on th £ public credulity . Tie
learned afad veracious author of the New Trial , proceeds on this ground ; and he asserts with confidence that the history of Christ was utterly unknown to Philo , Josephus , Seneca , Tacitus , Plutarch , &c . In p . 45 , he says , Read all the Epistles of Paul
from beginning to end , and you mil not discover the least trace that any document then existed bearing the name of any of the four Evangelists" 1 ! If the Gospel of Luke was known to , and approved b y > all the churches , it could not be less known to , and approved by , the Apostle Paul ; and we
have , in 1 Cor . xv ., a striking passage where the Apostle has copied the Evangelist * I will quote the original passage in Luke , and the extract made by PauL " And he said unto them , These are the things which I said unto you while yet with you , that all things must be fulfilled which were written
m the law of Moses , and in thb plfoph&ts , and in the Psalms , concerning me , Then he opened their minds that they might understand the Scriptures . Thus it is written , and thus the Christ ought to suffer , and to rise
again from the dead the third day ; and repentance and dismission of sins must be preached in his name among all nations /* Luke xxiv . 44— 47 * t 4 For I delivered unto you , as the chief thing , what I also received ( or , as . it might
he rendered , I took ) : how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures ; and that he was buried , and that he rose again the third day , according to the Scriptures ; and that he was seen of Cephas , then of the twelve . " The narrative of Liike
implies these particulars : 1 . That Christ died . 2 . That he was Imried . 3 . That he rose , 4 . That he rose the
tiiftii G ^ . ^ ftt ^^ a ^ i ^ i ^ S \ i « ^ * p ^ m mmt ^ ph Ps&hni , lina ra ^ roe jlVdfjydfe ^ fhat ^ , according to M |; he S R ^ pttires . ^ 6 . * $ ] pkt i&p&rtl&Sei £ * $ 0 i $ 0 Pv ? IlisWew tcfBe peifeiiSt ^ fcs ^ kme I ^ tti ^ ti ^
tiotts , th ^^^ mmitu mM by tfrb ivpoitfe " iMtly ^ tM satife words , antfitt ^ si toe ^ '^ a ^ ih the ^ ame Ratir&w &pace * .: Of these itnportmt evmt&P&m Wa ^^ dt ^ h eftwitness ; he , therefoH , acte&pv ^ flgys , mth t ^ i at candour whltfh is always characteristic of tr ^ t * , tii £ t he also
received or took theiii from sonie other . We find theth Ib Irtike M exact conformity to t % tt s stattemeiit ; Paul , therefore , miast t&ean that he took theioa from thsrt Evangelist . It
is tfsd to be observed , that the Apostle ilterititfns " aecorditig to the Scriptures , " twice : and the same Words are ttoieeicbrplled in Imke . M # eo ^ r , it Wte hot usuistl \ vith the Apfi ^ s tl e to diesigtiatfe his Divltie Sister simply under the mriie < X Cfirist . ** Bfit he
here so designates htm , &trd de ^ igha ^ eg hiov once . He is designated , aha only once designated uh&et tte same name , by the Evangelist . FfoaHy ; Liike is the only Evati ^ 6 list Who sa ^ s thefti Jesus after hfs resttit ^ itiOii abj ^ eared
onto Siiiiod , bha th&t , T&ftef he a ^ jfeared unto Siihoii , hen ^ tsappearMtinto the eleven . This [ fe said , find # ai < i in the same order % P ^ ul ,- — -that he showed himself to Geplra ? , aiM then to tKe twelve . J . MONES .
Critical Synopsis qf 4 fie MohtA ^ Mep&sitwfyfar Qctob * V i t ! 24 , GI LBERT CfcEitKJS'S IiETTBR TO BAXTER ON ORIGINAL SIN , Being sdmettfhat fond bf What is denominate hai « d Sreading , I toay be too partial a ju < i g& in fonaitff an estimate of this > v iifer ' s merits . Had he lired in < rar < ftoj , I thi ^ he would have macfe en excellent ptodefirig metaphysical contributor to thfc Monthly
Repository . How few of the Wodem argumaits on the ^ e subjects eati pr etend t' 6 arty thin ^ like origkiaHty ! Olerke geer » s to have antici | WI ; eld the pfth « ftkl s ^ Wtfthce of att' that ^ an vtell be said o& the topiea of which he treats . HiiHAventiori fcf fibe polyglot adverb ytidsily redounds higlily to hiis ingenuity . I ndtice one vr
5 S 8 Critical Synopsis of the Monthly Repobhory fbr &&tobW , 1624 -
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Oct. 2, 1825, page 588, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2541/page/12/