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HISTORY OF JESUS CHRIST.
COURSE OF LECTURES,
DELIVERED AT THE
SCOTS CHURCH, LONDON-WALL.
BY HENRY HUNTER, D. D.
The First American Edition.
Jesus said unto them, verily, verily, I say unto you, before
Abraham was, I am.
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the
WALPOLE, N. H.
PRINTED FOR THOMAS AND THOMAS, BY D. NEWHALL.
AVING found it requifite to publish a new and
uniform Edition of SACRED BIOGRAPHY in four volumes, together with an additional volume of lectures, frequently called for, on the hiftory of our blessed Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST, I felt myself in justice obliged to print that volume feparately, for the accommodation of those who may have purchafed prior editions of the book in fix volumes. Being of nearly the fame fize with thefe, it admits of being bound up in the fame form, and may be marked Vol. VII. But though of the fame fize, the Reader will please to obferve that this volume contains fully a third more matter than any of the preceding, the fixth excepted.
For the liberal patronage given to the work by the public I feel myself highly indebted, and beg leave hereby to express my cordial acknowledgments. To the people of my immediate charge I owe a tribute of peculiar thanks, for the encouragement and support given to my various labours during an union of more than thirty years. Many of them, I know, will be gratified in reading what they heard with fo much patience, attention and candor, during the months of November, December and January laft. If this volume fhall furvive me, I bequeath it to them as a small token of an affection and gratitude which no length of time or change of circumftances can diminish.
From the very nature of the thing, this could not poffibly pretend to be confidered as a whole. But is
not every incident of our SAVIOUR'S life, a whole of itself, while it is in an intimate connection with others, and a part of the ftupendous WHOLE, which far transcends the comprehenfion of men and of angels P Though, therefore, the entire volume be but a fragment, each particular difcourfe aims at prefenting one diftinct and individual object, gradually melting away into another, and it may, of course, be read either feparately, or as a link in a chain. The additional vol ume, and its predeceffors, I again recommend to the bleffing of God Almighty, and with equal deference, as in the beginning, cheerfully fubmit my work to the judgment of the candid, the ferious and the be
Hiftory of Jefus Chrift.
John i. 1-14.-In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God. The fame was in the beginning with God, and the word was God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light fhineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man fent from God, whofe name was John. The fame came for a witnefs, to bear witness of the light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that light, but was fent to bear witness of that light. That was the true light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the fons of God; even to them that believe on his name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
History of Jesus Christ.
Ifaiah liii. 8-Who fhall declare his generation ?