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THE

PRECIOUSNESS OF CHRIST

TO

ALL WHO BELIEVE.

BY J. THORNTON,
Author of "Repentance Explained and Enforced."

" To you that believe, he is precious."

1 Pet. ii. 7.

BOSTON:

PUBLISHED BY O. L. PERKINS.

1843.

KC GRUT

HARVARD UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

BOSTON:
S. N. DICKINSON, PRINTER,

52 Washington Street.

PREFACE.

In our age, Christianity has been attacked in various ways. Some, with dissembled professions of friendship, have labored secretly to undermine its fundamental principles; while others have either boldly denied the miracles which attest its divine authority, or misrepresented the spirit and tendency by which it is characterized. Learning has drawn forth its resources, vain philosophy has levelled its arguments, and wit employed its ridicule, against the sacred cause in which confessors and martyrs have nobly dared to die. Nor have there been wanting

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