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II. The gospel is truth, as it is the accomplishment of the prophecies of future favours made under the law. Christ was the prince of peace, the light of the Gentiles, the deliverer of the captives, the preacher of glad tidings, the founder of an everlasting kingdom in a more exalted sense than was commonly imagined by the Jews before his coming
III. Lastly. In the law was contained an image and representation of good things to come: in the gospel those good things are brought to light. The gospel then is truth, in opposition to the Jewish dispensation, as it is the substance and reality of all those things which are figured by the law; or as they were mere shadows compared to that solid and substantial truth which Christ has discovered to us.
• Felix Priamus, nunc Elysii
Nemoris tutis errat in umbris,' &c. and out of character, because in the heroic ages, in the time of the Trojan war, the existence of the soul after death was generally believed, according to Homer.
END OF THE DISCOURSES CONCERNING THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION.