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Mofes, Boy, and Notaries.
ESSIAH confirmed his covenant
with many for one week, caused the sacrifice and oblation to cease, and Himself cut off, and from that period desolation. Two parts of this prophecy are confirmed and remain confirmed at this day. Israel has been without temple or sacrifice, and themselves drove out and abandoned by their God, fcactered throughout all nations, hated and despised, and their country desolate. Where their temple stood is placed the abomination of defolation, the worship of the Impostor Mahomet. This part of the prophecy stands open to the whole world, and this from the very time marked and pointed out to us by our scriptures that the Messiah should come, from which point of time you date your christianity.
christianity. But, alas !' where shall Israel search for the fulfilling of the other two parts of this prophecy? where is the Meßiah that is cut off, or, where are the men that He confirmed His covenant with?
Boy. Jesus Christ is the Messiah foretold by all the prophets who at the appointed time came into the world and manifested Himself to Israel and the world. He entered on His Divine Mission at the age of thirty, and confirmed His covenant, according to the prophecy, with many, and in the middle of the week he was cut off, which was the three years He was on
His Mission, when you cut him off from the earth, hanging the Lord of Life on a tree. You have rejected him and he has rejected you. You accufed him of blasphemy against God and your temple and being an impostor, and he has Thewed himself to be that God you accused him of blaspheming, and fulfilled the prophecy in all its parts': abrogated, annulled, repealed, and transated His old covenant into the second, and new covenant, which He promised from the beginning, and throughout His scriptures, had your temple destroyed, and on the ground on which your temple stood was erected a heathen, and at this day, a Mahometan temple, or place of worship. He appointed and confirmed twelve Bishops, known by the name of the apostles; one of the iwelve He appointed His Vicar, whom he invested with ample power as head and chief, which has come down by a regular succession from St. Peter, who was the first appointed and seated his chair in Rome to the present time. He appointed seventy others also. After His Resurrection, he appeared at different times for forty days, when he ascended to heaven in the fight of one hundred and twenty. He appeared once to five hundred brethren, and, no doubt, many others. A few days after His Ascenson, Peter's first sermon added three thousand disciples; and a few days after, they increased to five thousand, and in a short period the new covenant' was extended to all parts of the earth. Their found hath gone forth into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. M.2
or that ( 68 ) Mofes. The Almighty gave Ifrael a law, and by that law Jesus Christ was condemned to die.
Deuteronomy 18th chapter. But the prophet whicb fall presume to speak a word in my name, jhall speak in the name of other gods, even that propbet fhall die. !
Boy. But if thou say in thy heart, how shall we know the word which the Lord hath not spoken ? When a prophet fpeaketh in the name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing
which the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously, thou shalt not be afraid of him. What we have recited is the latter part of the prophecy, which is the rock of offence to the house of Israel, on which they have split, and plunged themselves in the abyss of deftruction, we will begin with the first part and so proceed to this stumbling stone and rock of offence.
The Lord spake unto Moses in these words: I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and I will put My words into his mouth, and be fall Speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it hall come to pass, that whosoever will not bearken unto my words, which he shall speak in My name, I will require it of him. This prophecy, all, relates to the Messiah, who was to be a fecond legislator,' or law-giver, to confirm and establish a new covenant. Lid!
*1,5 (Euth Mofes. What you advance is just; for if the first remained, why a fecondommen 1913
Boy. The time of his coming is agreed to be according to the scripture, when Jesus Christ appeared
Mofes. Universal agreement of the whole world, both Jews and Gentiles.
Boy. He was prophecied to be of the stock of David, and consequently of the tribe of Judah.
Moses. The scriptures declare it. Boy. You grant these privileges to Jesus Christ.
Moses. Israel never disputed these privileges, they were proved by the universal tax of Au. guftus, when every person was obliged to repair to the place of their nativity to answer personally, when his parents repaired to the city (as stock) of David; for the tribes of Israel kept, from the beginning, each tribe and each family a regular register, to preserve privileges and inconfusion.
Boy. We have, in the reign of the emperor Vespasian, an Inquiry for the for the kindred of David, after the taking of Jerusalem; also by the emperor Domitian, when the nephews of Jude, apostle, was brought before him, who were near relations of Jesus Christ, and being examined by the emperor, declared themselves descendants of David, and that the kingdom of Christ was celestial and not terrestrial; for the emperors were, as Herod, afraid of the power of Christ, taking the prophecies in the tera. reftrial sense, as Ifrael has ever done. i det
Mofes, Israel eyer has, and at this day expect their" Messiah to appear, the high and mighty
Lord of the earth, and will restore them to their promised country and privileges.
Boy. Israel, you, grant, acknowledges Jesus Christ to be the seed of David, and that he ap peared at the time appointed.
Moses. Agreed thus far; but Ifrael never will accept Jesus, whom you call Chrift, for the Messiah, his character and person being the reverse to the person and character of their Melliah, who will manifest himself the glory and astonishment of all nations : from all parts will the nations bring gifts to Jerusalem ; our temple and worship reitored, where peace and harmony will dwell, every man enjoying himself under his Vine and Fig-tree, with every blerfing, without fear of war, and Israel be a glory throughout the earth. Kings and princes will honour them, and every one will think himself happy if he is permitted to take hold of the skirt of a Jew. This is the expectation of Ifrael, not as your Christ, who fprung from obscurity, without being known who he was ; he was raised among the dregs of the vulgar and reprobate, who he herded with, breaking and encouraging his associates to be guilty of the breach of laws and every crime with impia nity. Twelve of the most hardy ruffians he took into his most familiar friendship, and in culcated and taught them magic; for he exceeded all that ever went before him, or since, in the black art. Peter waa his chief, to whom he communicated his fecrets; the others drenched deep in this deadly poison. Seventy others were made drunk, and to this day many are in.