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character of the age in which Jesus Christ

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a deep feeling of reverence and dependence. Early associations, as well domestic as political and religious, were unreluctantly given up by his followers, wherever they interfered at all with the service he required of them. It was on their part the unheard of service of self-devotion to God, and to man, with the strange condition and early experience, of contempt, hatred, hardship, and suffering. Still it was undertaken and performed. If imperfectly, this was not on account of any reservation in favour of former There are two circumstances in its his- practice or belief. It was the reservation of tory, about which we shall make a passing nature, and belonged to that infirmity which remark, not because of any obscurity, but was essential to their human condition. Still because they are parts of its evidence, and a vast change was made, a great effect was because they have a connexion with the re-produced. A new standard of excellence marks we are about to offer on the work named was given to men, and they were made betat the head of this article. One of these ister by it. the character, the life, and doctrines of the This effect was produced by the character author of the religion, when contrasted with and instructions of Jesus Christ. We have the times in which he lived. The other is already spoken of the first. It remains to the effect produced by all these on his fol- speak more fully of the last. The prevailing lowers. Jesus Christ spoke as no man had character of the Gospels, which contain these ever spoken before, and lived as no man had instructions, is naturalness. They were inever lived. He is alone amidst his own age, deed accompanied and enforced by miracles. and all the preceding. We have no difficulty But these, however wonderful and appalling in finding him; and learn nothing of his his- when they were wrought, never occupy the tory in that of any portion of our race. He front ground. They are subservient and is without prejudice, where it was most ex-secondary every where to the instructions, clusive; a disinterested and wide lover of the doctrines themselves. Jesus Christ did not man, where selfishness was a tolerated prin- come to our earth to astonish its inhabitants ciple both of religion and philosophy. Claim- by his wonderful works. His sole purpose ing and demonstrating a direct communica- was to exalt and purify the moral nature, tion with heaven, he is poor and houseless and to fit it for the eternity which was its on the earth. destiny. Men were not to be forced into virtue any more than they had been before. No overwhelming influence is exerted any where in his history. He is said to have taught as one having authority; but it was the authority of knowledge. He knew the whole extent of moral infirmity, and while he mourned over the ruin, he loved it; and was bent on its restoration (the object of his coming), let the sacrifice to him personally be what it might. He knew what it would be, and its whole effect on the human race. With such knowledge, and with such a purpose, the authority of his instructions was felt and acknowledged by strangers and by friends. His instructions belong, if we may use the expression, to the mind itself. They reach its wants in their utmost extent and variety. They belong to it, because their effect is to give to it its highest dignity; and thus to fit it for the eternity which they every where declare to be its portion. They bring out, and keep in operation the whole powers of the mind; for their direct effect is to give it an interest, and the strongest interest too, in topics wholly intellectual, such as its own nature and purposes; the being and attributes of God; the means of moral

Now this is wholly unlike all that had been known of man before. Human experience had never met with its likeness. In all the preceding times men retained something of the earlier ages, and were fair products of their own. Times indeed have their livery, but the latest is always some modification of the preceding. Human infirmity has descended in an unbroken succession. It is the strongest feature in the moral creation. A moral naturalist would find in it one of the strong characters by which to determine and describe the species. Jesus Christ has not this character of human identity, and in this simple fact, he comes to us with an hitherto unknown claim, not merely to distinction, but to belief.

Now Christianity is, of all others, the subject itself about which such a state of mind may be most safely and usefully employed. Much that distinguishes it from all others, fits it especially for the susceptibility The miracle of his own character had its of our natures when young. It brings dis- effect on the followers of Jesus Christ. It tinctly into view a character as lovely as run counter to all their expectations, and it is elevated; one who was particularly at- disappointed their strongest hopes. But it tracted by the beauty and simplicity of our was in beautiful harmony with all they were nature, as exhibited in the young, and who taught, and with all the preternatural they even made children the illustrators of his witnessed. It thus became and continued sublimest doctrines. A work by such an a part, and a most important part, of the author must be fitted for such an age, and evidence on which the claims of Jesus Christ it may be, that he who objects to it its diffirested. With the belief was closely allied

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