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THE

JUDGMENT

OF THE

ANCIENT JEWISH CHURCH

AGAINST

THE UNITARIANS

IN THE

CONTROVERSY UPON THE HOLY TRINITY

AND THE

DIVINITY OF OUR BLESSED SAVIOUR.

BY PETER ALLIX, D. D.

SECOND EDITION, CORRECTED BY THE AUTHOR.

OXFORD,

AT THE CLARENDON PRESS.

MDCCCXXI.

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THIS new edition of Dr. Allix's “ Judgment of the “ Ancient Jewish Church against the Unitarians” is printed verbatim from a copy corrected by the author, now in the possession of the Rev. Dr. Nott, Prebendary of Winchester, with the use of which he was pleased to oblige the Delegates of the Clarendon Press.

Feb. 2, 1821.

THE

PREFACE.

ALTHOUGH the Jews, by mistaking the pro phecies of Scripture concerning the kingdom of their Messias, expected he should have a temporal kingdom; and because our Lord Jesus was not for that, therefore they would not acknowledge him for their Messias ; yet, all things considered, there is no essential difference between our religion and theirs. We own the very same God whom they formerly worshipped, the maker of the world, and their lawgiver, We receive that very Messias whom God promised them by his prophets, so many ages before his coming, We own no other Spirit of God to have inspired the Apostles, besides the Holy Ghost, who spoke by the Prophets, and by whose manifold gifts the Messias was to be known, as one in whom all nations should be blessed.

This plainly appears in the way and method which both Christ and his Apostles followed in preaching the Gospel. They endeavoured to take off the prejudices the then Jews laboured under, concerning the nature of the Messias, and the characters by which he was to be known: for they argued all along from the books of Moses and the Prophets, and never proposed any thing to their disciples but what was declared in those writings

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