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THE

IMPOSSIBILITY OF IMPOSTURE

IN THE

MIRACLES OF SCRIPTURE:

A Lecture

ON THE EXTERNAL EVIDENCES OF

DIVINE REVELATION:

DELIVERED AT SILVER STREET CHAPEL,

THURSDAY, FEB, 17, 1831.,

BY

JAMES BENNETT, D.D.

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WITH THE DISCUSSION WHICH FOLLOWED.

LONDON:

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THE

IMPOSSIBILITY OF IMPOSTURE

IN THE

SCRIPTURE MIRACLES.

John X. 37, 38. If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though you believe not me, believe the works.

Having announced a double course of Lectures, to defend both the internal and external evidences of revelation, I have determined to consider the former on the evenings of the Lord's day, that Christians may be edified by the consideration of the doctrines of Scripture; but the external evidences I have reserved for the Thursday evenings, that we may give a more free scope to our inquiries. I design, therefore, to go out of the ordinary way this evening, and to treat the subject in a style which the exigences of the times seem to demand. I begin with the Miracles which prove the Revelation of the Scriptures true and divine.

When I mention miracles ; “ Oh, miracles !” infidels exclaim : “ these were mere tricks—slight of hand-juggling feats, to deceive the senses of men! Such things are not worth attention! What rational man would stoop to examine a miracle ?"

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