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A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO THE STUDY OF THE
EMENDED NEW TESTAMENT.
'But speak thou the things that become sound doctrine.'—Tır. ii.
THIS work, which I dedicate to my brethren in the Lord, is an humble attempt to define the principal articles of the Christian Faith by means of an impartial exposition of the Word of God. But where is the unadulterated Word of God to be found? is a question that arises at the outset of our task, and that merits the most serious consideration; for unless we have a faithful copy of the Apostolic writings, it is impossible to ascertain the true doctrine of our Lord. At one time, I thought that the Authorised Version of the New Testament was a faithful transcript of the inspired writings; but on further consideration of the subject, this illusion was very soon dispelled; for it appears from the researches of the most eminent critics that the Greek New Testament of Erasmus, from which it is made, differs in some essential points from the most ancient and authentic records of the Word of God. Under these circumstances,
our Authorised Version cannot be accepted by the faithful as the infallible revelation of divine truth; and accordingly, this work, which is designed to teach the believer the doctrine of our Lord, is based on the emended text of the