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Excerpt from book: zoo SERMON VIII. Preached before the QUEEN St. JAMES Chapel, ERDAy, 1705. Acts x. 40, 4r. Htm God raifed up the third Day, and fhewed him openly : Not to all the People, but unto Wit- neffes, chofen before of God even to us? who did Eat and Drink with him after he rofe from the Dead. — — "t- o -w —- ,, w j.xj.u.i iWULUJii from the Dead, I fhall beg Leave at this time to give an Account of one Cir- cumftance i cumftance of it, which is not commonly infifted on in the Difcourjesupon this Argument : but which yet is looked upon by fome (who are glad of any Sort of Weapons, tho' never fb flight ones, wherewith they may attack the Chriflian Religion) to contain a ftrong Objection againft the Sufficiency of the Proof we have of that great Article of our Faith. It is that which is here told us by St. Peter, in the Words I have now read unto you: namely, That when God raifed up cur Lord Jefiis on the Third Day, and jhcwed him to be alive, he didnot flww him to all the People, but only to chofen Witnejj'es appointed 'by G o Jd for that Purpofe. It is certain that ChrijTs RcfurrecJion is the great fundamental Article of Chrijlia- nity. Our whole Religion ftands or falls with it. If Chrift be not rifen, then is onr Preaching vain, and your Faith is alfo vain, as St. Paul tells us. And therefore this Point, above all others, ought to have fuch a Proof and Atteftation, as is clear, and full, and convincing, and liable to no Exception or Evafion: forafmuch as whatever fhakes the Credit of this, fhakes the Credit of our whole Religion. Now we Chriftians do fay, and we have the greateft Reafon in the World to fay it, That we have as good Proof of Refurredion as any Man can reafon- reafonably defire. We have fuch an At- teftation of it, as none ...  
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