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DISCOURSE

Concerning the

CONNEXION

OF THE

PROPHECIES

IN THE

Old Testament,

AND THE

Application of them to CHRIST.

Being an EXTRACT from the SIXTH EDITION of A Demonftration of the Being and Attributes of GOD, &c.

To which is added,

A LETTER concerning the ARGUMENT a priori.

By SAMUEL CLARKE, D. D.
Rector of St James's Westminster.

The SECOND EDITION.

Note: This DISCOURSE, with the annexed LETTER, compleats the former Editions of the Demonftration &c.

LONDON, Printed for JAMES KNAPTON, at the Crown in St Paul's Church-Yard. MDCCXXV. (Price One Shilling.)

BODLEIAN LIBRAR

APR 1786

OXFORD.

A

DISCOURSE

CONCERNING

The Connexion of the PROPHECIES in the Old Teftament, and the Applica

tion of them to CHRIST.

T may not be improper in this place, to take notice of Some Objections, which have of late been revived and urged against this whole notion both of the Prophecies themselves, and of the Application of them to Chrift. The Sum and Strength of which Objections, is briefly This:

That all the Promises fuppofed to be made to the Jews before Chrift's time, of a Meffias or Deliverer; were understood and meant of fome "Temporal De"liverer" only, who should restore to the Ifraelites a mere worldly kingdom; " without the leaft Imagination of a Spiritual Deliverance, or of any Such Saviour as is preacht in the New Testament. That, confequently, "All the Prophecies" in the Old Teftament, applied to Chrift by the Apo

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