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1851. Excerpt: ... people, denouncing the wrath of God against
them. He foretells the coming of Christ, and His forerunner, John
the Baptist; and it is a remarkable fact, that this, the last book
of the Old Testament, concludes with a reference to the event with
which the New Testament begins, viz., the ministry of John the
Baptist. PART II. ftfa N-to arestament. ON THE HISTORICAL BOOKS.
The word Evangelion, which is translated Gospel, means good
tidings, and, in the New Testament, is applied to the glad tidings
of the advent and mission of our blessed Redeemer. The writers of
the four histories of Christ are thus styled Evangelists. The.
historical books of the New Testament are the gospels of Matthew,
Mark, Luke, and John, and the book of the Acts of the Apostles. THE
GOSPEL OF ST. MATTHEW. St. Matthew's was the first written of the
four gospels. It is considered that it was written in the Hebrew
language about the year 37, and afterwards in the Greek language,
about the year 61. It is universally allowed that it was written in
Judea, for the Jewish nation, to confirm believers, and to convert
to the cross those who still adhered to Judaism. St. Matthew was a
tax-gatherer, under the Roman government, and was called by Jesus
to be an apostle, while "sitting at the receipt of custom."
Continuing with his Master at all times--a specta tor of His acts
and His miracles, a hearer of His discourses, and a witness of His
resurrection--St. Matthew had abundant opportunities of observing
the great events which he recorded, and hearing the divine truths
which he penned. After our Saviour's ascension, Matthew remained in
Jerusalem with the other apostles, and, on the day of Pentecost,
was endued with the Holy Spirit, on which he went forth to "preach
the gospel to every creature...
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