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R Μ Ο Ν
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 happy is every one who receiveth her.
SE R M ON VIII. and IX. Of the GOODNESS OF GOD.
Page 261. From Psal. xxxiv. 8. O taste and see that the Lord is good. Blefsed is the man that trusteth in him.
E R Μ Ω Ν X. Of the RESURRECTION OF LAZARUS.
Page 323. From John xi. 43, 44. And when he had thus spoken, be cried with
a loud voice, LAZARUS, COME FORTH. And be that was dead came forth bound band and foot with grave-clothes. And his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus says to them; Loose him, and let
APP E N D I X.
E are all agreed in applying to the
religion we profefs the character of it given by St. Paul in these words. It is the glorious Gospel of the blessed God. It is a heavenly gift, important and interesting in the highest degree. Nothing, therefore, can be more proper than that we should examine it carefully, and endeavour to understand clearly its nature and contents. All our attachment to it without this must be unmeaning and absurd. My present design is to endeavour
to give you some assistance 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 GOSPEI. worthy of the blesfed God?
The word Gospel, as you well know, is derived, both in the English and the Greek languages, from two words which signify GOOD NEWS. The
very it, therefore, in my text intimates to us its general nature and design. It is a communication of good tidings to mankind from the blessed God.
Before I enter upon an account of the particulars of this information, my views in this and some following discourses require me to observe to you, that there is a great diversity of opinions among chriftians on this subject. The different accounts which have been given of the Gospel of Christ are indeed numberless;