An apology for Christianity, in a series of letters, addressed to E. Gibbon, author of The decline and fall of the Roman empire

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Pàgina 29 - Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt...
Pàgina 50 - Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, that ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
Pàgina 9 - Now, when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled ; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
Pàgina 240 - Herculaneum was swallowed up ; but we are informed by unquestionable authority, that "the matter which covers the ancient town of Herculaneum is not the produce of one eruption only; for there are evident marks, that the matter of six eruptions has taken its course over that which lies immediately above the town, and was the cause of its destruction. These strata are either of lava or burnt matter, with veins of good soil betwixt them...
Pàgina 244 - ... you may find food for your scepticism in every page of the Bible, as well as in every appearance of nature ; and it is not in the power of any person but yourselves, to clear up your doubts ; you must read, and you must think for yourselves; and you must do both with temper, with candour, and with care. Infidelity is a rank weed ; it is nurtured by our vices, and cannot be plucked up as easily as it may be planted : your difficulties, with respect to revelation, may have first arisen from your...
Pàgina 246 - Let him study the Holy Scriptures, especially the New Testament. Therein are contained the words of eternal life. It has God for its Author ; salvation for its end ; and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter.
Pàgina 237 - Carthaginian war ; and, in the second place, it may be observed, that the time necessary for converting lavas into fertile fields, must be very different, according to the different consistencies of the lavas, and their different situations ; with respect to elevation...
Pàgina 116 - Whilftit remained (unfold), was it not thine own ? and after it was fold, was it not in thine own power...
Pàgina 65 - ... the patient was relieved by the power or skill of the exorcist, and the vanquished daemon was heard to confess that he was one of the fabled gods of antiquity, who had impiously usurped the adoration of...
Pàgina 25 - And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers : and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.

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