The Trial of the Witnesses of the Resurrection of Jesus

John Eliot, 1809 - 114 páginas

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Página 52 - But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.
Página 52 - The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. And we are his witnesses of these things ; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.
Página 53 - Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.
Página 80 - Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye. would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Página 5 - ... argue out of Littleton, Plowden, or Coke, authors to him well known ; but he must have his authorities from Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John ; and a fortnight is time little enough of all conscience to gain a familiarity with a new acquaintance ; and, turning to the gentleman, he said...
Página 113 - Whoever wants this satisfaction may easily have it. Gentlemen of the jury, I have laid before you the substance of what has been said on both sides. You are now to consider of it, and to give your verdict. The jury consulted together, and the foreman rose up. Foreman. — My lord, we are ready to give our verdict. Judge. — Are you all agreed ? Jury. — Yes. Judge. — Who shall speak for you ? Jury. — Our foreman. Judge. — What say you ? Are the Apostles guilty of giving false evidence in...
Página 62 - The gentleman does not, I suppose, pretend to know the extent of all natural possibilities, much less will he suppose them to be generally known ; and therefore his meaning must be, that the testimony of witnesses is to be received only in cases which appear to us to be possible. In any other sense we can have no dispute ; for mere impossibilities which can never exist, can never be proved. Taking the observation therefore in this sense, the proposition is this : that the testimony of others ought...
Página 114 - Very well ; and now, gentlemen, I resign my commission, and am your humble servant." The company then rose up, and were beginning to pay their compliments to the Judge and the counsel, but were interrupted by a gentleman, who went up to the Judge and offered him a fee. " What is this ? " says the Judge. " A fee, sir," said the gentleman. "A fee to a judge is a bribe," said the Judge. "True, sir...
Página 102 - Woolston, among other Difficulties, started one, which if well grounded, excludes all Evidence out of this Case. The Resurrection being a thing out of the Course of Nature, he thinks the Testimony of Nature, held forth to us in her constant Method of working, a stronger Evidence against the Possibility of a Resurrection, than any human Evidence can be for the Reality of one.
Página 60 - Observation more, which is this; that altho' in common Life we act in a thousand Instances upon the Faith and Credit of human Testimony, yet the Reason for so doing is not the same in the Case before us; in common Affairs, where nothing is asserted but what is probable and possible, and according to the usual Course of Nature, a reasonable degree of Evidence ought to determine every Man; for the very Probability or Possibility of the Thing is a Support to the Evidence, and in such Cases we have no...

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