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Collective View of Prophecy,
IN THREE PARTS,
phecies or Miracles afford a stronger Evidence
for the Truth of Christianity. Occafion’d by Dr. Middleton's Examination of
the Lord Bishop of London's Discourses.
By the Rev. Mr. JOHN ROTHERAM,
of Codrington College in Barbados.
The Second Edition.
O X FORD,
[Pr. is 6d.]
I. A brief State of the Argument for
the Truth of Christianity drawn from a Collective View of Prophecy.
THE learned Bishop Sherlock, in his Dif
courses on the Use and Intent of Prophecy, has observed, that there is a gene
ral Dependency amongst all those Prophecies, that were delivered to the World, concerning the Messiah that was to come; that, in applying those Prophecies to our Saviour, we shall often fail of giving them their just Force, if we consider them only feparately and independently; and that such a partial Confideration can by no Means give Us an adequate Idea of the grand Scheme of Providence in the Redemption of Mankind.
His Lordship has further observed, that these Prophecies were intended by Providence to serve Two great Purposes. First, to support the Faith and Religion of the old World. And Secondly, to give Testimony to the Mission of Jesus. He has shewn, with a View to the first, how the Revelátion of the Messiah was gradually opened, and unfolded by little and little, according to the dif