Trial of the Witnesses of the Resurrection of Jesus

 
9781407633084: Trial of the Witnesses of the Resurrection of Jesus

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1809 edition. Excerpt: ... sooner was the story told, but Jesus appears among them; they were all frightened and confounded, and thought they saw a spectre; he rebukes them for infidelity, and their slowness in believing the prophecies of his resurrection; and though he refused before to let the women touch him (a circumstance which I ought not to have omitted) yet now he invites the apostles to handle him, to examine his hands and feet, and search the wounds of the cross. But what body was it they examined? the same that came in when the doors were shut, the same that vanished from tlie two disciples, the same that the women might not touch; in a word, a body quite different from an human body, which we know cannot pass through walls, or appear or disappear at pleasure. What then could their hands or eyes inform them of in this case? Besides, is it credible that God should raise a body imperfectly, witli the very wounds in it of which it died? Or if the wounds were such as destroyed the body before, how could a natural body subsist with them afterwards. There are more appearances of Jesus recorded, but so much of the same kind, so liable to the same difficulties and objections, that I will not trouble your lordship and the court with a distinct enumeration of them; if the gentleman on the other side finds any advantage in any of them, more than in these mentioned, I shall have an opportunity to consider them in my reply. It may seem surprising to you, perhaps, that a matter of this moment was trusted upon such evidence as this; but it will be still more surprising to consider, that the several nations who received the gospel, and submitted to the faith of this article, had not even this evidence; for what people or nation had the evidence of the angels, the women, or...

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British theologian THOMAS SHERLOCK (1678-1761) was educated at Eton and Cambridge and served as a Church of England bishop for 33 years.

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