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THE
EVIDENCE AND AUTHORITY

OF

DIVINE REVELATION,

BEING A VIEW OF

THE TESTIMONY

OF

THE LAW AND THE PRO PHETS

TO

THE MESSIAH,

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THE SUBSEQUENT TESTIMONIES.

By ROBERT HALDANE, Esq.
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IN TWO VOLUMES.
WOL. I.

'second EDITION, MUCH ENLARGED AND IMPROVED.

LONDON :
HAMILTON, ADAMS, AND CO. ;
EDINBURGH, WILLIAM W H YTE AND CO.,

BOOKSELLERS TO HER MAJESTY;

AND WILLIAM CARSON, DUBLIN.
MDCCCXXXIV.

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THE first edition of the following work being long ago exhausted, a second would have been Sooner published, had not the Author been prevented by other engagements from making those alterations and additions which seemed necessary to the completion of his original plan. The nature of that plan, and the manner of its execution, are explained in the following Introduction. Several new Chapters are now added, and many sources of evidence more fully examined. Instead of being a Book merely supplementary to those which have already occupied the same ground, the Author has all along aimed at an object, not in the contemplation of the great majority of those who have chiefly distinguished themselves by their writings on the Divine authority of the Christian Revelation. He has long been deeply convinced that it is necessary to attend not merely to the arguments which can be adduced to prove the Bible to be

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true, but to the Salvation which it reveals. Many have believed the Bible to come from God, who have remained strangers to the saving and sanctifying influences of the Gospel which it declares. They have acknowledged the beauty and the excellence of the book itself, but have forgotten the pearl of great price which it contains. It has therefore been his study not merely to silence and refute the cavils of the sceptic and the infidel, but to strengthen the faith of the true believer; not to illustrate the Evidences of Christianity in the abstract, but to hold them forth as inseparably associated with its doctrines, and to vindicate not the authenticity only, but the full inspiration and unspeakable value of the Holy Scriptures.

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