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TRUTH OF CHRISTIANITY,
BEING AN APPENDIX
FOURTH BOOK OF LESSONS,
FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS.
Pes PUBLISHED BY DIRECTION OF THE = COMMISSIONERS OF NATIONAL EDUCATION,
SOLD BY R. GROOMBRIDGE, LONDON, AND
FRASER AND CRAWFORD, EDINBURGH.
HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
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Dublin : Printed by JOIN S, FOL15, 5, Bachelor's. Walk.
TRUTH OF CHRISTIANITY.
INTRODUCTION, We can never be thankful enough that we live in a land where Christianity is known, and where we have been taught the existence and character of the one living and true God,—that He is Almighty, always present to us and to all creatures every where; that He knows all things, and that He is holy, and just, and merciful, and good. It is an unspeakable blessing that we have been taught what God requires of us, in order to please Him, and especially, that being sinners, we have been taught how to obtain the pardon of our sins. No one can fully estimate the value of the blessing of having received Christian instruction, and thus having been made acquainted with the way to please and honour the great God, and to be happy in the enjoyment of his favor. These are blessings of incalculable value, although we may never have inquired very accurately into the authority upon which our instructors have given their instructions. Children cannot enter into such inquiries; yet, if their parents be acquainted with Christian truth, and instruct them in it, they may receive the full benefit of Christian teaching, being trained up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.