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THE CHRISTIANITY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
TRIAL OF MR. RICHARD CARLILE
Republication of Paine's Age of Reason,
DELIVERED OCTOBER 24th, 1819,
IN BEHALF OF
A SUNDAY SCHOOL,
(Containing nearly One Hundred Children of both Sexes,)
BY JOHN EVANS, LL. D.
Author of the Sketch of the Denominations of the Christian World.
Mommitter, May, 199
Prevented to Library by Res. Comm.
Price One Shilling.
Printed by George Smallfield, Hackney;
SOLD BY SHERWOOD, NEELY AND JONES, PATERNOSTER ROW;
A GENEROUS AND PERSEVERING INDUSTRY;
DRAWN UP WITH THE VIEW OF FORWARDING
IS AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED,
NEVER was there a more profligate abuse of terms, than to designate by the proud appellation of the Age of Reason, the predominance of AN UNREASONABLE INFIDELITY. Hence the lines of the moral Poet, addressed to the Unbeliever, must be deeply engraven on the mind:
Wrong not THE CHRISTIAN-think not Reason yours...
Let not THE CHRISTIAN be intimidated. The reign of Prejudice is of short duration. Truth endures the ordeal of Free Inquiry, which hath proved invariably the friend of Christianity. The angry storm, menacing destruction, purifies the atmosphere, whilst the all-beauteous face of heaven, emerging from amidst the gathering and portentous clouds-bursts forth with a resplendent glory.
When the enemy is at the gate, internal dissensions cease. Fervently it is hoped that the friends of REVELATION, relinquishing an excessive attachment to minor articles, both of faith and of practice, and insisting on the facts of the New Testament, in which all agree, will unite more closely together in the hallowed bands of love and charity. This is an effectual mode of arresting the progress and silencing the clamours of Infidelity. The followers of JESUS, clad in the armour of celestial Truth, have