The History of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with the Lives of His Evangelists, Apostles, and Chief Disciples; Also Evidences of the Christian Religion. Added a History of the Fathers and Martyrs Till the Middle of the 4th Century

The History of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with the Lives of His Evangelists, Apostles, and Chief Disciples; Also Evidences of the Christian Religion. Added a History of the Fathers and Martyrs Till the Middle of the 4th Century

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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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...continued several years, spreading the glad tidings of salvation in these remote parts, and converting the several nations to the Christian faith. But, however this be, whether St Peter was or was not in England, it is certain, that towards the latter end of Nero's reign he returned to Rome, where he found the minds of the people strangely bewildered, and hardened against the doctrines of the if we consider that, in the same epistle, he tells Timothy, that Luke was the only person that was with him; that Crescens was gone to one place, Titus to another, and Tychicus to another, we cannot imagine either that St Peter, at that time, was at Rome, or that he had lately gone from thence, since, had it been so, St Paul, no doubt, would have taken notice of him, as well as of the rest, unless we may suppose, that he was a person so inconsiderable, as not to be worthy the remembering, and his errand of so small importance, as not to deserve a place in St Paid's account, as well as that of Crescens to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia. Upon the whole, therefore, we may conclude, that, at the time when St Paul was first at Rome, no footsteps are to be found of St Peter's having been there; and yet, notwithstanding this, to deny that he was ever there at all, is to oppose the current of all antiquity, and the unanimous consent of persons of great eminence and authority, who lived near enough the times of the apostles to know the truth and certainty of what they reported, and who have told us that Peter baptized in Tiber, as John the Baptist did in the river Jordan; that in the days of Nero he was crucified; that the church of Rome was happy in the having its doctrines sealed with apostolic blood; and that the two glorious apostles, Peter and Paid, having...
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  • Paperback | 492 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 871g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236617126
  • 9781236617125