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in his actions. p. 143.
3. Numerous contingencies were associated with his
claim of the Messiahship, which were quite out of
the controul either of an impostor or of an enthu-
siast. p. 146.
III. The conduct of the apostles and first preachers of Chris-
tianity. p. 153.
1. The common notion entertained by infidels respecting
the apostles. p. 153.
2. The difficulties attendant upon this notion. p. 156.
(1.) The first stage of the proceedings of the apostles.
II. Concerning the aspect, which Christianity must have pre-
them: and whether Mr. Gibbon's five reasons are
sufficient to account for its success. p. 205.
prophecy. p. 270.
5. The difficulties of Infidelity in regard to the facts and
circumstances and character of the Christian Dis-
pensation. p. 270.
6. The difficulties of Infidelity in regard to the rapid
propagation of Christianity. p. 271.
7. The difficulties of Infidelity in regard to the internal
evidence of Christianity. p. 271.
II. General conclusion from the whole discussion, that the
rejection of Christianity involves a higher degree of
eredulity than the acceptance of it, and that we find it
more difficult to pronounce the Gospel an imposture
than to admit it as a revelation from heaven. p. 272.