An Historical Dissertation on the Books of the New Testament; Or, an Enquiry Into Their Authority and Particular Character. Composed from Orig. Autho

An Historical Dissertation on the Books of the New Testament; Or, an Enquiry Into Their Authority and Particular Character. Composed from Orig. Autho

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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. 1755 edition. Excerpt: ... p. 236. --. Hen. Steph. 3 That some died in the fame Cause in Trajan's Reign, appears by Plin/s Letter to this Emperor, where he narrates his Proceedings was not to be over-come by worldly Terrors: Nor was it less Proof against the Motives of;.' Hope Proceedings against Christians in his own Government. Confit entes iterum ac tertib intsrrogavi, supplicium minatus; perseve'rant es duci juffi. Not to add, that by the fame Epistle it is plain, that the Christian Religion was then widely propagated, not only in Cities, but in Towns and Country Villages; and that many of all Ranks and Conditions were obnoxious for that Profession. Plinii lib. 10. epifl. 97. p. 317. edit. Elziv. We may add to this Authority that of the Acts of Polycarp, which are generally allowed to be genuine, by which we leam, that Christians then had no Choice, in some Provinces of Asia, bat either to sacrifice to Idols, or die. Cogebat omnes, aut facrificare, aut mori. Ruinart. atla Martyrum. p. 11. 4. As for the Emperor Adrian, though he made no new I-aws against Christians, he suffered those in force to be executed, as both.Jerome and Sulpitius inform us. (Vid. Sulpit. Sever, hist.' lib.-2. p.. 99..) And Tertullian, . a much older Author thin either, assures us, that Christians in this Reign were persecuted in Asia, under Arrius Antoninus the Proconsul; and that some suffered Death on the Account of Religion. Ad Scapulam, p. 88. edit. 2. Rigalt. 5. One might alledge farther, in Confutation of Mr. Dod. well's Paradox, what we learn from Eusebius that these Severities were continued inthe fame Reign, when S er emus Craniamis was Proconsul of Asia, 'till a Stop was put to them by ihe Authority of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Eusebii chron. ah Jtiier. ad ann. 127. 6. The..show more

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