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of the New Testament, which ascribes the salvation of man, to him, who in the beginning was with God, and was God—by whom all things were created—who in the fulness of time took flesh, and dwelt among men—offered himself a sacrifice for our sins—rose from the dead—ascended up on high—and ever liveth to make intercession for us.

"Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know; him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands, have crucified
and slain.—This Jesus hath God raised up.—Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ." Acts, ii. 22, 23, 32, 36.
"I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest." Acts, xxii. 8.

Is not this Jesus of Nazareth the same, to whom the following passages refer?

1st.—The Testimony of Jesus Christ himself, as to his being Saviour.

"God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." Jno. iii. 17.

"The Son of Man is come to save that which was lost." Matt. xviii. 11.

"The Son of Man came
to give his life a ransom for many." Matt. xx. 28.

"I came not to judge the world, but to save the world." John, xii. 47.

"I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." Jno. x. 10.