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LETTERS

TO A FRIEND,

cometh from the Father of the gift, is from a

ON THE
EVIDENCES, DOCTRINES, AND DUTIES,

OF
THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION:

BY
OLINTHUS GREGORY, LL, D.
ASSOC. ACAD. DIJON, HONORARY MEMBER OF THE LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL
SOCIETY OF

NEW YORK, OF THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, OF THE
LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL, AND OF THE ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETIES OF
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, OF THE CAMBRIDGE PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, OF THE
INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE ASTRONOMICAL
SOCIETY OF LONDON, AND PROFESSOR MATHEMATICS IN THE ROYAL
MILITARY ACADEMY AT WOOLWICH.
VOL. II.

above, and

Lights.”
“ These things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.”

OF

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Every good gift, and entering

FIFTH EDITION.

WITH MANY ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR BALDWIN AND CRADOCK.

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LETTERS

ON THE

EVIDENCES, DOCTRINES, AND DUTIES,

OF THE

CHRISTIAN RELIGION.

LETTER XII.

Introductory Letter on the Leading Doctrines of the

Christian Religion.

MY DEAR FRIEND,

It is much more easy for you to conjecture, than for me to describe, the pleasure I received from learning. that you are now fully persuaded of the truth and Divine authority of the Christian Religion: and I cheerfully accede to your renewed request that this series of letters shall be extended until I have furnished

you with a view of the principal doctrines proposed in Scripture for your belief, and of the grand duties which we are called upon as Christians to discharge. Had I not, however, a decided conviction of your supreme love of truth, and of your stedfast determination to follow it whithersoever it may lead you, I

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