This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1767. Excerpt: ... DISCOURSE XL The Rise of Antichrist. II. Gen. Ep. of St. Peter, Ch. i. 16--21J 16.---" We bave not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye-witneffes of his majesty. 17. ft For be received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the exceeding glory, This. is my beloved Son in whom I am wellf leased. 18. " And this voice which came from Heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. 19. "We 19. ' We have also a. more sure word of Prophecy j whereunto ye do 'well that ye fake bee J, as unto a light that fhineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day-star arise in your hearts. 20. f« Knowing this first, that no Prophecy is of any private interpretation. zi. "For the Prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were mowd by. the Holy Ghosts SERM. fTpHERE are few places in the New XL JL Testament, containing only matter of admonition" and instru&ioij, which are plainer than this: and yet none which have occasioned mure tuutcst, w gicatcr variety of interpretation . This hath been chiefly owing to a common mistake of the Apostle's subject j which supposes that he is here speaking of the personal Character of Jesus j and confequently, that the More Sure Word Of Prophecy, with which he strengthens his argument, is the prophecies of the Old Testament, esta See the writings of Bilhop Sherlock and Dr.' Middleton, and their respective followers, on this sub- ject. Wishing Wishing that Character: Whereas the sab-SeRM. jectj he is upon, is very different, viz. the general truth of the Gospel; and, consequently, the more sure word of Prophecy is the Prophecies of the New Testament. '.'...
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