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We have feen and do teftify, that the Father
fent the Son to be the Saviour of the
From PROV. iii. 17. ·
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all
ber paths are peace. She is a tree of
life to them that lay hold of her; and hap-
O tafte and fee that the Lord is good. Blef
fed is the man that trufteth in him.
Of the RESURRECTION OF LAZARUS.
And when he had thus spoken, he cried with
a loud voice, LAZARUS, COME FORTH.
And he that was dead came forth bound
band and foot with grave-clothes. And
his face was bound about with a napkin.
Jefus fays to them; Loofe him, and let
OF THE CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE AS HELD
BY ALL CHRISTIANS.
I TIM. i. II.
The glorious Gospel of the blessed God.
E are all agreed in applying to the religion we profefs the character of it given by St. Paul in thefe words. It is the glorious Gofpel of the bleed God. It is a heavenly gift, important and interesting in the highest degree. Nothing, therefore, can be more proper than that we fhould examine it carefully, and endeavour to understand clearly its nature and contents. All our attachment to it without this must be unmeaning and abfurd. My present defign is to endeavour
to give you some affistance in making this examination, by answering in the best manner I can the following enquiries.
What is the Gospel? What instruction does it convey? What is the information which renders it a GLORIOUS GOSPEL worthy of the blessed God?
THE word Gospel, as you well know, is derived, both in the English and the Greek languages, from two words which
fignify GOOD NEWS. The very title given
it, therefore, in my text intimates to us its general nature and defign. It is a communication of good tidings to mankind from the bleffed God.
Before I enter upon an account of the particulars of this information, my views in this and fome following difcourfes require me to obferve to you, that there is a great diversity of opinions among chriftians on this fubject. The different accounts which have been given of the Gospel of Chrift are indeed numberless