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DIVINITY OF CHRIST,
THE REV. E. CHANNING,
IN ANSWER TO HIS SERMON "ON THE DOCTRINES OF CHRISTIANITY,"
ASSOCIATE PROF. OF SAC. LIT. IN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, ANDOVER.
THE REV. GEORGE FISK, LL.B.
RECTOR OF DARLASTON, STAFFORDSHIRE.
ROBERT GLADDING, 97 & 98 WHITECHAPEL ROAD.
ONE of the strongest indirect proofs of the truth of the mediatorial plan of salvation may readily be drawn from the conduct of its enemies, from the first century of its promulgation down to the present period. Leaving out of sight the darings of open and avowed infidelity, and not bringing into account those efforts which the strong hand of power, armed with the scorpion-whip of persecution, has in various ages put forth for the annihilation of "the faith once delivered to the saints," the proof to which I refer is sufficiently deducible from the current of heresy flowing through the Church, which, however it may have changed its character, according to the fancies and caprices of men, has, nevertheless, coursed its way to an original and defined point, from which it has sought to empty itself upon the fair surface of the revealed truth of God; to tarnish what it could not invalidate; and to perplex what it could not honestly reject.