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1674

LORD ARCHBISHOP

OF

YORK,

(DR. GILBERT.)

MY LORD,

THE very favorable opinion that Your

GRACE was pleased to exprefs of the firft part of this work, encourages me to fet forth this last under Your patronage and protection. This laft is the moft difficult, but yet it has been to me the most entertaining part of all. How it may approve itself to Your GRACE and others, I cannot pretend to fay: but having been perused by the fame three eminently learned perfons as: the former volume, it may be prefumed on that account to be lefs unfit for me to offer, and for

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Your GRACE to receive. At the fame time it affords me an additional pleasure in giving me an opportunity of acknowledging publicly my obligations to Your GRACE for favors great in themselves, but made much greater by Your handsome manner of conferring them, unsolicited, unasked, unexpected. I will not fay, undeserved, because that would be calling Your GRACE'S judgment in queftion; but I will endevor to deferve them: and indeed I fhould think any preferment ill beftowed upon me, that did not incite and animate me more to profecute my ftudies, and thereby to prove myself more worthy of Your GRACE's favor and kindness to,

Nov. 3, 1758.

My LORD,

Your GRACE's ever obliged

and dutiful humble fervant,

THOMAS NEWTON.

THE

CONTENT S

OF THE

SECOND VOLUME.

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DISSERTATION XVIII.

Our SAVIOUR's prophecies relating to the deftruction of

JERUSALEM.

IN FOUR PARTS.

PART I.

p. 1-26.

Prophecies and miracles continued longer in the Jewish church than in the Chriftian, and why; p. 1, 2. No Christian prophecies recorded, but fome of our Saviour and his apoftles, particularly St. Paul and St. John; p. 2. A fhort fummary of our Saviour's prophecies; p. 2, 3. None more remarkable than those relating to the destruction of Jerufalem, which were written and published feveral years before that event; p. 3-5. Our Saviour's tenderness and affection for his country fhown in his lamenting and weeping over Jerufalem; p. 5, 6. The magnificence of the temple, and particularly the prodigious fize of the ftones; p. 6, 7. The total and utter deftruction of the city and temple foretold, and both destroyed accordingly;

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p. 7-9,

p. 7-9. The purport of the difciples question and

the phrases of the coming of Chrift and of the end of

the world, fhewn to fignify the destruction of Jerufa-

lem; p. 9-11. The difciples ask two things, first

the time of the deftruction of Jerufalem, and fecondly

the figns of it; our Saviour anfwers the last first ;

p. 11, 12.
Falfe Chrifts the firft fign; p. 12, 13.

The next figns wars and rumours of wars; p. 13.

Nation rifing against nation, and kingdom against

kingdom; p. 13-15. Famins, peftilences, and earth-

quakes in divers places; p. 15, 16. Fearful fights

and great figns from heaven; p. 16-19. These the

beginning of forrows; p. 19. From the calamities

of the nation he paffeth to thofe of the Chriftians in

particular; p. 19. As cruel perfecutions; p. 20, 21. ·

Apoftates and traitors of their own brethren; p. 21.

Falfe teachers and falfe prophets; p. 21.
Luke-

warmness and coolness among Chriftians; p. 22. But

ftill he who fhall indure to the end, the fame shall be

faved; ibid. The gospel to be univerfally published

before the deftruction of Jerufalem, and was fo in

Britain as well as other parts; p. 22-24. Reflec-

tions upon what hath been faid; p. 24. The first

upon the furprising manner in which these prophecies

have been fulfilled; ibid. Another upon the fincerity

and ingenuity of Chrift, and the courage and con-

ftancy of his. difciples; p. 24, 25. A third on the

fudden and amazing progrefs of the gofpel; p. 25.

A fourth on the fignals and prefages of the ruin of

ftates; p. 25, 26.

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