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OBSERVATIONS

ON THE

CONVERSION AND APOSTLESHIP

OF

ST. PAUL.

IN A

LETTER

то

GILBERT WEST, ESQ.

BY THE LATE RIGHT HON.

GEORGE LORD LYTTELTON.

A NEW EDITION,

PUBLISHED BY DESIRE OF THE

SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE.

London:

PRINTED FOR F. AND C. RIVINGTON,

BOOKSELLERS TO THE

SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGB,

NO. 62, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD.

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LETTER

TO

GILBERT WEST, Esq.

SIR,

IN
N a late conversation we had together

upon the subject of the Christian religion, I told you, that besides all the proofs of it which may be drawn from the

prophecies of the Old Testament, from the necessary connection it has with the whole system of the Jewish religion, from the miracles of Christ, and from the evidence given of his 'resurrection by all the other Apoftles; I thought the conversion and the Apostleship of St. Paul alone, duly confidered, was of itself a demonstration suffi

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cient

cient to prove Christianity to be a Divine Revelation.

As you seemed to think that so compen. dious a proof: might be of use to convince those unbelievers that will not attend to a longer series of arguments, I have thrown together the reasons upon which I support that proposition.

In the 26th chapter of the Afts of the Apostles, writ by a cotemporary author, and a companion of St. Paul in preaching the Gospel, as appears by the book itself, ch. XX. ver. 6, 13, 14. xxvii. 1. &c. St. Paul is said to have given himself this account of his conversion and preaching, to King Agrippa and Festus the Roman governor: ‘My manner of life from my youth,

which was, at the first, among mine own ' nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews, · which knew me from the beginning (if

they would testify) that after the strictest "fect of our religion, I lived a pharisee.

And now I ftand and am judged for the hope of the promise made by God unto. our fathers: unto which promise our 3

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