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when in very deed those wicked men shall " look on Him whom they
have pierced."

But even without insisting upon the spiritual nature of Christ's king-
dom, which seems to be the direct reason why. Christ did not show
Himself to all the Jews after His resurrection, other distinct reasons
may be given, instructive too. And one of these I will now set before
you.

This is the question, " Why did not our Saviour show Himself after
His resurrection to all the people ? why only to witnesses chosen before
of God ? " and this is my answer : " Because this was the most effectual
means of propagating His religion through the world."



166 THE CHRISTIAN WITNESSES. [Serm-

After His resurrection, He said to His disciples, " Go, convv;rt all
natbns : "* this was His especial charge. If, then, thi.rvj arc grounds
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