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CO-PASTOR OF ST. PAUL'S ENGLISH EPISCOPAL CHAPEL, ABERDEEN,
“Every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto
WERTHEIM & MACINTOSH, 21, PATERNOSTER ROW.
EDINBURGH: W. P. KENNEDY. DUBLIN: W. CURRY & Co.
THE following Lectures, first delivered from the pulpit, have already appeared in weekly numbers and monthly parts, the original design of their issue being to supply each week a subject for meditation, which, while offering materials of spiritual thought to a certain extent complete in themselves, might, at the same time, lead the reader, step by step, through the inspired volume, so as to preserve and elucidate the wondrous harmony of the plan by which the All-seeing has been conducting the human race from the fall up to the full consummation of His gracious purposes in the Son of His love, for the recovery of a lost world.
The character and design of the work were thus stated in the prospectus announcing its publication :
“ The leading idea of these Lectures has been, that the recovery of man and his world, by Jesus Christ, from sin and ruin, is the grand principle on which the history of the world, and of all God's dealings with His earthly creatures from the first, is to be elucidated, and therefore, that the Redeemer and His coming, sufferings, and glory, are to be traced with growing vividness at every step of man's career, from the Fall to the First Advent.
“ The objects aimed at have been to prove the perfect harmony of all parts of the Divine Word with each other, and with Jesus Christ, their centre and subject; to unsheath the sword of the Spirit against Infidelity, Socinianism, and Popery; to deal familiarly and practically with the most obvious sins and shortcomings of our day and country; to advocate and