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THE CHRISTIAN'S FAMILY LIBRARY.
Vol. I. LUTHER and the LUTHERAN REFORMATION. By the Rev. John Scott, M. A.-Vol. I. price 6s. in cloth.
Vol. II. A MEMOIR of the REV. EDWARD PAYSON, D. D. late of Portland, U. S. Revised and corrected, price 5s. in cloth.
Vol. III. LUTHER and the LUTHERAN REFORMATION. By the Rev. John Scott, M. A.-Vol. II. price 6s. in cloth.
And it is intended to publish
Vol. V. CALVIN, and the REFORMATION IN SWITZERLAND. By the Rev. John Scott, M. A.-on the 30th of November.
MATTHEW I. II.-LUKE I-III. 23-38.
CONTAINING A PERIOD OF THIRTY-ONE YEARS, FROM SIX YEARS PREVIOUS TO THE BIRTH OF CHRIST TO TWENTY-SIX YEARS SUBSEQUENT TO HIS BIRTH.
HARMONY OF THE FOUR GOSPELS.
MARK I. 1.—Luke 1. 1—4.
THE beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eye witnesses, and ministers of the word: it seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus, that thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.
Let us humbly adore the Divine Goodness, that facts of so great importance as these now to be laid before us were not left to the uncertainty of oral tradition, but delivered to the church in writing, by persons who had so many opportunities of learning the truth, and have given such full proof of their integrity in relating it.-Let us be thankful that we have not only one such history, but that several undertook this excellent and necessary work, by whose united testimony the whole is confirmed; while it is also illustrated by the variety of their narrations, each inserting some considerable circumstance which the rest have omitted. Let us rejoice in that providential care which hath preserved this invaluable treasure through so many succeeding ages, and some of them periods of the grossest darkness and the hottest persecution.
While we study this orderly series of sacred history, let us