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CHRISTIAN GUIDE

THE

TO A RIGHT UNDERSTANDING OF THE SACRED SCRIPTURES,

SELECT COMMENTARY

DESIGNED AS A

FOUR EVANGELISTS,

HARMONIZED AND CHRONOLOGICALLY ARRANGED
IN A NEW TRANSLATION, ON THE BASIS OF

WAKEFIELD'S VERSION:

ON THE

A BRIEF MEMOIR OF THE AUTHOR

TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED

AND A COPIOUS

INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW TESTAMENT.

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BY JOHN SAMUEL THOMPSON,
MINISTER OF THE FIRST UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY, UTICA, N. Y.

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THE HOLY SCRIPTURES ARE ABLE TO MAKE THEE WISE UNTO SALVATION,
THROUGH FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS.

PAUL.

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S.C.R. BS 2361

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NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW-YORK-TO WIT:

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the fifth day of January, in the fiftieth year of the Independence of the United States of America, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and twenty six, JOHN S. THOMPSON, of said District, hath deposited in this office, the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:

"The Christian Guide to a right understanding of the sacred Scriptures; Designed as a Select Commentary on the four Evangelists, harmonized and chronologically arranged in a new translation on the basis of Wakefield's Version to which are prefixed a brief memoir of the Author, and a copious introduction to the New Testament. By JOHN SAMUEL THOMPSON, Minister of the first Universalist society, Utica, N. Y. The Holy Scriptures are able to make thee wise unto Salvation, through faith in Christ Jesus.-Paul.

In conformity to the act of Congress of the United States, entitled, "Anact for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned," and also to an act entitled, “An Act, supplementary to an act, entitled, An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts and Books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of Designing, Engraving, and Etching historical and other prints."

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RICH'D R. LANSING,
Clerk of the Northern District of New-York.

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TO THE MEMORY OF THE

REV. JOSEPH PRIESTLEY, L. L. D. F. R. S. The most Philosophical Advocate of Pure Christianity, and the Most Successful Opposer of its Corruptions;

OF THE

REV. GILBERT WAKEFIELD, A. B.

The most Critical Translator of the Christian Scriptures;

OF THE

REV. NATHANIEL LARDNER, D. D.

Who, in his "Credibility" and "Jewish and Heathen Testimonies"
Has erected an everlasting and impregnable bulwark
For the safety of the Christian Religion;

AND OF THE

REV. THEO. LINSEY, & REV. THOMAS BELSHAM, Successively Ministers of Essex-st. Chapel, London; the brightest Examples of Disinterested Devotion to the Cause of Pure and Undefiled Religion, and the most Fearless and Candid Confessors of Truth, when most Despised and Unpopular :

ALSO TO THE

REV. ABNER KNEELAND, OF NEW-YORK, AND
REV. HOSEA BALLOU, OF BOSTON;

For their indefatigable labours to reclaim Mankind to the Knowledge of the true God, as a Universal and Unchangeable Father;

AND ALSO, WITH GREAT CORDIALITY, TO

ALL THE MINISTERS OF RECONCILIATION,

In fellowship with the Universalist Convention of the State of N. York; THIS WORK,

Designed to promote the knowledge of the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom he hath sent,

Is most Respectfully Dedicated,

By their Sincere fellow laborer
In the Gospel of Christ,

JOHN S. THOMPSON,

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