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illustrated.1850 Excerpt: ... LECTURE VII. THE RESURRECTION OF THE
BODY; THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL. COLOSSIANS II. 8. Beware lest
any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the
tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after
Christ. I OBSERVED in my last Lecture, that our assurance of the
Resurrection to eternal life, is founded on one great event, namely
the Resurrection of our blessed Lord; "if Christ is not risen,"
says St. Paul, "then is your faith vain." And the certainty of that
event is attested by such proofs as it is impossible to gainsay;
the evidence being not merely that of human witnesses, but the
highest human testimony combined with the clearest tokens of the
divine sanction. For not only did the twelve Apostles, ordained for
that purpose, give their evidence with great power and boldness of
speech, but God also bore them witness, as St. Paul reminded his
disciples1, "with signs and wonders, and with 1 Heb. ii. 4. divers
miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his will." An
attempt to cavil at such evidence is likely to result, and as we
endeavoured in one instance to shew, does result, in establishing
it still more completely. But while engaged on this part of the
subject, we met with a warning, delivered by our Lord himself,
which assures us that no amount of testimony, not even a miraculous
interference with the laws of nature, will carry conviction to the
human mind, where the will and the passions are strongly set
against its reception. We have now to notice some of the questions
to which the doctrine of a future life has given rise in Christian
times; questions which have sometimes been raised by that obstinate
spirit of incredulity to which I have just alluded, but which
sometimes also have been suggested by a less d...
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