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when he left them ; that cou'd not be a furfi-
cient Reafon for his refufing a proper Refrefh-
ment to a number of fober and worthy Per-
fons : and perhaps a neceffary relief to the
Poor, or to his Followers. When he mul-
tiply'd the Loaves and Fifhes for five thou-
fand People, it is great odds but that, after
long falling, fome of them might eat to Ex-
cefs : and yet the fear of that cou'd be no Rea-
fon againft his making a plentiful Provifion
for them, even of more than they cou'd eat.
The danger of People's drinking intemperate-
ly at the Wedding-Feaft, ought no more
to have reftrain'd Jefus from turning an


172 A Conference upon

SECT. IV. abundant quantity of Water into Wine;

'^OT^ than the dayly Exceffes of Mankind ought
to leflen the Almighty's bounty jto them ;
and hinder Him from giving them yearly
crops of Corn and Fruit, or a plentiful Vin-
tage , fometimes far beyond what might fuf-
fice not only for the Satisfa&ion of Nature^
but the moft luxuriant Excefs. And you
might as well charge all the Gluttony,
Drunkennefs, and other diforders of Mankind
upon their gracious Benefactor, whofe bounty

Kft. 4. p. t h e y d a yly abufe ; as tax Jefus with promoting
Intemperance, becaufe he turn'd more Water
into Wine than perhaps the Company then
prefent had occafion to ufe.

M. As for' his turning Water into Wine,

* 57 * I know not what to make of it. Infidels
will be apt to fufpect that Jefus having fome
fpirituous Liquors at hand, mingled them
with a proper quantity of Water ; which the
Governour of the Feaft vouch' t to be incompa-
rable good Wine, miraculoufly made by
Jefus : and the Company being, thro' a viti-
ated Palate, incapable of diftinguifhing bet-
ter from worfe, and of difcovering the
Fraud, admired the ll r me, and the Mira-
cle ; applauded Jefus for it ; and perhaps
became his Difciples upon it. This is an
old heathenim Objection that one of the
Fathers help't us to : and I don't like it
the worfe for its coming out of a cbriftian

TV. If I fhou'd grant there was a Po/pbifitj
of Fraud in this Cafe ; I iliowed you be-

Se ^c"J' p< ^ ore t ^ iat r ^ s cou>c i not ^ e ^ en the Credibility
of a well-attefted Fact : and that feeing Jefus
proved his being endued with a divine Power


Our SAVIOUR'/ Miracles. 17 $

by working many unqueftionable Miracles, SECT. IV.
wherein there cou'd be no Pqffibility of Fraud,
Miflake, or Collufionj it is moil abfurd
to fuppofe, or fufpeft, that he wou'd, in
any Cafe, have recourfe to Craft and Tricks,
when he cou'd more eafily, and fafely, ac-
complim his Defigns by a fair and open
Conduct. But in the prefent Cafe, all Fraud
feems to have been abfolutely impracticable :
and if any had been attempted, it muft un-
avoidably have been difcover'd. For, (i.)
The want of Wine at the Marriage-Feaft
of a wealthy Perfon, was fuch an accidental
and unlikely thing as no human Knowledge
cou'd certainly forefee : and yet you muft
fuppofe that Jefus forefaw this, and provi-
ded a very large quantity of fpirituous Li-
quors before-hand, to make that artificial
Drink which you fancy he put upon the
Company for good Wine. (2.) The quan-
tity of Spirits that was neceffary to make
fifteen Gallons of Punch, muft have been
fo large, that it was impoflible for Jefus to
provide, and conceal, and mix them, fo fecret-
ly, as that they fhou'd not be difcover'd
fome way or other. Lefs than four or five
Gallons of Spirits ftronger than Brandy cou'd
not fuffice to make fifteen Gallons of tolerable
Punch, or any artificial Liquor that cou'd
pafs for Wine. But it was impoflible for him
to conceal, and mix, fo large a quantity of
Spirits, at a publick Feaft, where there were
fo many WitnefTes of all his Motions. And
it deferves here to be particularly remark't,
that the greater you fuppofe the quantity of
new-made Wine to be, the Miracle muft
appear the more certain and unquestionable :


i74 d Conference up on

SKcr.lV.becaufe it muft have been the more difficult
(and indeed impoflible) for Jefus to conceal
and mix the proportionately great quantity
of Spirits (as two or three Firkins for inftance,)
that were neceflary to make a fuitable quan-
tity of Punchy or other artificial Liquor.
But, (3.) it does not appear that fuch Spi-
rits were ufed or known among the Antients j
efpecially among the Jews. We do not
find, that they ever drank any thing ftronger
than rich old Wine. The diftilling of
Brandy, and ftronger Spirits is of later In-
vention. So that the Rabbi blunder'd grofsly
when he talk't of making Punch, as prac-
ticable among the Jews in our Saviour's
time. (4.) There cou'd be no Punch-ma-
king, or mixing any quantity of fpirituous
Liquors with the Water, as he fuppofes ; be-
caufe St. John tells us, that the Servants fill'd
the Water-pots with Water up to the brim :
fo that there cou'd not be room for three
Quarts (and far lefs for fome Gallons) of Spi-
rits to be mixt in each Pot. (5.) It was
impoflible to make any artificial Liquor
that cou'd pafs for good Wine ; fuch
as the Ruler of the Feaft own'd that to
be which Jefus made of Water. His
Compliment to the Bridegroom, upon this
occafion, (hows that he was intirely fober.
And there is not the leaft Reafon to doubt but
that the other Guefts were fo too ; and cou'd
as readily diftinguiih betwixt Things fo very
different in their Tafte, as an artificial Li-
quor, and true JVme. (6.) Seeing there was
a large quantity of Wine made, we may be
fure that due Care was taken to preferve e-
nough of fo choice a rarity, both for the Bride-

Our S A v I o u R'J Miracles. 1 7 5

groom's Credit, at whofe Marriage it was SECT. IV.
made ; and for the Satisfaction of fuch as <-/"WJ
might doubt of the Miracle, till they faw
and tailed of the wonderful Liquor ; and
were convinced by their-own Senfes, as well
as by the Teftimony of others, that it was
really good WINE.

M. If Jefus had really, and miraculoufly Difc> 4 : F
made Wine which no Power or Art of Man 4
cou'd do, he fhou'd, to prevent all Sufpicion
of Deceit in the Miracle, have done it with-
out the help of Water. If he be the ori-
ginal Caufe of all Things out of nothing,
as you fay, why did he not create this Wine
out of nothing? Why did he not order the
Pots to be emptyed if they had any Water
in them ; and then, with a word of his
Mouth, fill them with Wine inftead of
it. Here had been an unexceptionable Mi-
racle, which no Infidel cou'd have cavilled
at, for any Thing but the needlefmfs of it.
But this Subject-matter of Water^ fpoils the
Credit of the Miracle*

N. It can be no Objection againft the
reality of this Miracle, that it was not quite
fo great and aftonifhing, as if Jejits had
created Wine out of nothing. Miracles that
are not equally great^ may be equally real
and true : I mean, that when an effect vifibly
furpafies the Agent's natural Power and Abi-
litys ; when he fufpends, (lop's, or change's
any-one of the eftablifh't Laws of Motion -,
and interrupts the common and fteddy Con-
nection of Caufes and Effects ; fuch an Action
is as truly miraculous, as another that flops or
alters federal of the known Laws of Nature,
or Motion ; and exceeds the Powers of all


j 6 A Conference up on

Seer. IV. created Agents. And yet every one muft
own that this loft kind of Miracle vaftly
furpafles the other in Great fiefs. No Perlbn,
without the immediate Afliflance of fome in-
vifible and fuperiour Agent, can in a Mo-
ment cure inveterate Difeafes, without the
ufe of any means. Such Cures are evidently
miraculous ; and far exceed the Power of
any human Agent. But it feems to be a
greater Miracle, and to require a far greater
Power, (no lefs than Omnipotence itfelf) to
give Life to the dead; or to multiply a
few Loaves and Fifties, into a quantity of
Food fufficient to ferve five thoufand People.
If Jefus had, in a Moment, only turn'd red
Wine into white, without the ufe of any
means whatever ; this wou'd have been a
real Miracle, tho' feemingly ufelefs : but it
was a much greater Miracle to turn com-
mon Water into good Wine. And tho' it
wou'd have been a more furprizing Wonder
ftill, to have created Wine without Water ;
that can be no Objection to the reality of
the Miracle he wrought, in turning Water
into Wine. As it is contrary to Reafon and
Order to multiply Miracles without Necefllty ;
fo it is no lefs contrary to Wifdom, to
work the greatefl of Miracles, (as that of
creating any thing certainly is, ) when a lefs Mi-
racle (as turning Water into Wine) anfwer's
the Almighty's defign as well as the

M. You fay the general and chief defign
of Jefus's Miracles was to atteft the Truth
of his divine Million ; and to give an un-
queftionable Proof to the World that he
came from Heaven to reveal God's Will to


Our S A v I o U R V Miracles. \ j 7

Mankind. Now this defign wcu'd certainly SECT. TV.
have been better anfwer'd by his working the ^OTV,
moft undoubted and aftonifhing Miracles ;
fuch as creating Wine ; raifing People to
Life that were rotten in their Graves , and
the like ; than by doing only fuch Wonders
as fometimes leave cautious People room to
fufpect that they were wrought by Fraud,
or a Power that was merely human. Had
Jefus always, or generally, wrought fuch
aftoniihing Miracles as I have mention'd,
Infidels cou'd have had no pretence for ca-
villing at the Reality, or Truth of them.

N. Certainly the divine W T ifdom which
influenced Jefus in all his Actions, cou'd beft
determin what kind of Miracles it was fitteft
for him to work on every occafion ; and
what degree of fupernatural Power it was
proper for him to exert. He wrought all
fort of Miracles from the lealt to the
greateft. And if all the Wonders he did,
had been as great and aftoniihing as his
raifing forrm from the dead i Infidels wou'd
Hill have found fome pretence or other for
cavilling and disbelief. If Jefus had created
the Wine at Cana, inftead of making it of
Water, they wou'd have been fo far from
believing fuch an unexceptionable Miracle,
that they wou'd have cavilled at it, in the
fame manner they do at the Refurreclion of
Lazarus, and of Jefus himfelf. You wou'd
then have told us that St. John wrote his
Gofpel in his Dotage, after ; he had loft his s;eDir c .$
Memory, and outlived his Senfes : or that p ' x:
he defign'd to impofe upon the Credulity
of Mankind, by relating 'abfurd and incre-
dible Storys palling the belief of confiderate
N and

178 'A Conference upon

StcT.IV, and wife Men. This is the laft refuge of
VxV^ Infidels : and how abfurd and inconfift-
cnt fuch Cavils are, will evidently appear
when we come to examin your Objections
againft thofe aftonilhing Miracles that Jefus
wrought in raifing the Dead.

Dire. 4- P- M. Suppofmg Jefus's change of Water
into Wine to have been a real Miracle ;
no Perfon commifiion'd of God for the Re-
formation and Inftruction of Mankind
wou'd ever have done it here. " Miracles
" (as Mr. Chandler fays excellently well,)
" muft be fuch Things as that it is con-
" fiftent with the Perfections of God
" to intereft himfelf in: and they muft
" argue not only the Power of God, but
*' his love to Mankind, and his Inclina-
" tion to do them good" : which this Mi-
racle of Jefus is fo far from, that it has an
evil Afpect and Tendency : and therefore it
is to be rejected ; and no longer efteem'd a
divine Miracle.

N. Since the many other beneficent.
Miracles that Jefus wrought every-where,
evidently proved that he was commifiion*d
of God, to inftruct and reform Mankind -,
we are fure that this Miracle of turning
Water into Wine was far from having an
evil Tendency. Nor wou'd he have done it,
if it had not been peculiarly fit and necef-
fary ; not merely as a Proof of his Love to
Mankind, and his Inclination to do them all
manner of Good ; but to atteft the Truth
of his heavenly Mifiion, and of that divine
Doctrine which he then taught, and took all
proper occafions to inculcate. The mow-
ing an uncommon Inftance of Kindnefs and


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Our S A v i o u R V Miracles. 179

Friendfhip on this occafion, and perhaps SEC T.I v.
giving a feafonable Refrefhment to a needy ^V^
Multitude, were but fubordinate and inci-
dental Views in this Miracle of turning
Water into Wine. The chief defign of it
was to give thofe fober well-difpofed Per-
fons he then convers'd with, a manifeft
Proof of his being the Meffiah j that he
might induce them to believe his Doclrine,
and become his Difciples. And we find,
the Miracle had its defign'd effect. For
St. John tells us that upon this his Difciples
believed on him : which cou'd not be meant
of any who belie v'd in him before ; but of
fuch of his Hearers as followed him for In-
ftrudtion, whom St. John elfewfcerc calls the CK. viii. 5,.
Difciples ofjefus. ' And fuch frequent hearers
he might have, both among the Marriage-
Guefts, and among the People that pro-
bably attended without ; who upon his turn-
ing Water into Wine, believed his Doclrine ;
and became * truly bis Difciples.

M. I. know not what effecl: fuch a Mira-
cle might have upon others : but had I
been there, tho* I mou'd perhaps have liked
the Liquor, if it was really good Wine, and DICC, 4. p.
have drank my mare of it ; I mou'd cer- 3 **
tainly have had but an ill opinion of one who
fet up for a divine Worker of Miracles,
with fo ill a Grace.

N. That was certainly a proper time for
Jefus to work fome Miracle or other i elfe
he wou'd not have wrought one. He was
now entering upon his Miniftry. The oc-
cafion was publick. There were many,
WitnefTes prefent ; and fuch too as feem'd
N 2 to

* See Luk. ri. 17. Ch, rii. n. Ch. xix. 37, 39-

8 o A Conference ufon

. IV. to have had a favourable opinion of him ;
-s/ and were difpofed to receive his Doclrine.
There was no difeafed Perfon there to be
healed : perhaps none at that time in the
Town of Cana. What kind of Miracle
now do you think wou'd have been moft
proper for Jefus to have wrought on this
occafion ?

M. Any Miracle whatever, except
turning a large quantity of Water into

N. Suppofing the Water-^ots had been
fill'd with Wine, for the ufe oftheMarri-
age-Guefts \ and that Jefus had turn'd the
greateft part of it into Whaler : wou'd this
have pleafe% you better ?

M. Yes. That wou'd have been at leaft
as great a Miracle , and not liable to any
of thofe Exceptions that ly againft the o-
ther. There cou'd then have been no Su-
fpicion of Fraud, or Punch-making : no
danger of promoting Riot and Intemperance.
This wou'd have mown Jefus's provident
Care againft thofe Excefles he had Reafon
to fear : that he not only praclis'd Sobriety
himfelf; but encouraged it in others. It
wou'd have difplay'd his miraculous Power
as vifibly as his turning Water into Wine ;
and have mown more Wifciom and Good-

N. And yet if Jefus had actually turn'd
a great part of the Marriage-Wine into
Water,* you wou'd have made heavyer
Complaints againft him than you do now ;
and I think with more Reafon. 5"
might have reproach* t him with Ingratitude
to the Bridegroom, who had fo civilly invi-

Our SAVIOUR'.* Miracles. \ g i

ted him to the Feaft , with Injuftice in de- SECT. IV.
priving him of his Wine ; with Envy and ^OT^/
Ill-will to the Guefts who fhou'd have had
the Pleafure and Benefit of drinking it ;
with rafh-judging and uncharitable diftruft
of their Sobriety ; and with Folly in deftroy-
ing one of thofe valuable Bleflings that Pro-
vidence beftows on Mankind. Then the
turning of Water into Wine wou'd have
been- a; Miracle that wou'd have pleafed
you better. You ought now therefore to
own this Inftance of Cbrift's divine Power seeoifc. 5,
to be an indifputable Miracle ; becaufe it p ' I0 ' ""
carryed Goodnefs along with it : and was a
Demon ft ration of his being Lord of the Crea-
tion, and Author of the Fruits of the Earth
for the ufe of Man, in their Seafon ; elie
he cou'd not have produced the ripe
Juice of the choiceft of them in a Mo-
ment. In this Inftance of Almighty Power,
his divine Care and Providence againft Thirft
and Want were vifible : and it was an Ad-
monition to 'us to depend dayly upon him for
the Comfort's and Necejfarys of Life. In
fine, by this Miracle, Jefus either fhowed,
or encourag'd and recommended every focial
Virtue ; Love, RefpecT:, and Gratitude to
Benefaclors ; Chearfulnefs, Complaifance,
and Good-nature in Converfation ; Affa-
bility and Condefcenfion to Inferiors ; Ten-
dernefs and Companion to the Needy ;
Kindnefs and Hofpitalrty to Strangers ; and
Union, Concord, and Friendfhip among
Neighbours. So that in all refpects, it was
the fitteft Miracle he cou'd have wrought
on that occafion : it was truly ufeful
-and inftruftijve : and perhaps it was rre-
N 3 ferr'd

T 8 fc A Conference upon

SECT IV. ferr'd to be his firft publick Miracle, be-
caufe it was popular > and likely to leflfen
the Prejudices that the Jews had againft

T. What cou'd lead the Jews to call Jefus
a Glut ion and a Wine-biber ?

M. That is a good Hint. I quite forgot
it. I cannot but think that this reproach
took its rife from fome unlucky Accident
or other that happen'd at the Wedding in

N. It is eafy to account for that Ca-
lumny : the Miracle it felf does it fuf-
ficiently. The Pharifees of old acted as
Infidels do now : they put the worft and
moft abfurd Conftruction on the Words and
Actions of Jefus. They concluded as you
do, that he wou'd not have turn'd fo much
Water into Wine, if he had not loved it ;
nor have gone to an Entertainment, if he had
not liked good-eating. If after his publick
appearing in the World he had lived and be-
haved himfelf as John the Baptift did, '
in a retired, auftere, abftemious man-
. viL ner, neither eating Bread, nor ever drinking
14- Wme -, the Jews wou'd have thought him
mad and melancholy ; and have faid (as
they did of John} that he was pofTefs't by
a Devil. But becaufe Jefus went free-
ly to any Feaft ; and made no fcruple of
dining with a Pbarifec, vifiting a Pub-
lican, or converfing with a Sinner ; but
took all poffible Opportunity of doing
good by his Difcourfe and his Example ;
and always Ihowed himfelf humble, eafy,
fociable, and refpectful towards all ; there-
fore they reproach* t him with being a G//-


Our SAVIOUR'/ Miracles. 1 8 3

ton, and a Wine-liber ', and a Friend of Pitb- Sucr.JV.
licans and Sinners. It was impofiible for V -'V- '
him, by any manner of Behaviour, to a-
void fuch malicious Afperfions as his in-
veterate Enemys loaded him with. A Con-
duct different from that he chofe, wou'd
have only drawn upon him different forts
of Calumny. Their fpite againft him was
implacable. And becaufe his Behaviour
was always ftrictly virtuous, prudent, ex-
emplary, and inoffenfive ; this help't only
to whet their Malice ; and drew upon him
all the unjuft Reproaches that the moft
virulent Rage cou'd devyfe.

M. You are fo very dext'rous at fol-
ving Difficultys, that I reckon you can make
a very credible and confiftent Story too of
Jcfus's curing the Paralytick. Matt. . .

N. I fee no difficulty in it but what uEii'iV.
may be eafily folved.

M. In my Opinion, no Tale more mon- DCC. *. p.
flroufly romantick can be told. It is fuch p%i.
an Accumulation of Abfurditys and Incre-
dibilitys, that a Man of the moft eafy
Faith, if he think at all, cannot digeft.
If a Man was to torture his Brains for
the Invention of a romantick Tale of im-
probable and furprizing Circumftances, that
he might hope to palm for a Truth, if
it was but for a Week or a Day, upon
the Faith and Underftanding of the cre-
dulous ; he cou'd never have prefumed, I
think, fo far upon the Weaknefs of their
Intellects, as to imagin that any thing fo
notorioufly contradictory to Senfe and Rea-
fon wou'd have gone down with them, as
is this before us ; which has pafs't cur-
N 4 rently

r i 84 A Conference upon

SECT. TV. rently thro* many Ages of the Church, has
' been read with Attention by the Learned,,
and been revered by the reft of Chriflians
without any Exception, or doubt of the
Truth of it.

N. Before we enter upon your Friend's
s4bfurditys ; let- me put you in mind of
fome other Incredibility that I fancy you
are not aware of: and which I think far
exceed any that he has propofed.

M. Pray, let us hear them.

N. Since the Evangelifts feem to have
believed this Story themfelves ; and that
the Fact, if true, was undoubtedly mira-
culous ; is it not incredible that plain, art-
lefs, undefigning Men, whofe Writings mow
all the poffible Marks of Candour and Inte-
grity, Ihou'd relate an unqueftionable Miracle
with Circumftances . fo mmftroujly -romantick
as you pretend ? They cou'd not but cer-
tainly know whether the Fact was true or
not ; having had the fureft Information
of what they relate : and none of them
cou'd have any Pleafure or Advantage
in deceiving the World. So that if the
Fact be barely poffible, however difficult it
may be to account for its Circumftances,
there can be no Realbn to queftion the
Truth of it.

M. The Wit of Man cannot devyfe
any thing fo grofsly and notorioufly contradic-
tory to Senfe and Reafon.

N-.- Is it not incredible that Men who
had Common-fenfe fhou'd invent fuch a
ridiculous Story as you fay this is ; and
not only hope to palm it upon the Faith of
Mankind, but effectually do it? If the


Our SAVIOURS Miracles. x 8 5

Gofpels contain fuch romantick Ficti- SECT. TV.
ons as you pretend they do, is it not a- ^V*'

mazing that thofe who compofed them,
(whoever they were) fhou'd not make their
Storys bang better together ; and carry the
Face and Appearance of 'Truth along with
them ? Is it credible that the Evangelifts
wou'd torture their Brains, and rack their
Invention for the moft abfurd and. impro-
bable Circumftances in the Story before us,
that the Wit of Man cou'd devyfe ? Ra-
ther .than fuppofe fuch incredible Things,
I fhou'd fufpeft that my own Ignorance or
Partiality milled me : and that my Preju-
dices magnify'd every little difficulty I
cou'd not readily account for, into an
Abfurdity and Incredibility : and I fhou'd be
apt to conclude that what difficultys I
cou'd not folve might be removed by o-
thers. How eafily might the Evangelifts
have conceal'd the Circumftance of letting
the Paralytick down thro' the Top of the
Houfe : and then all wou'd have been right.
It does not add any thing to the Greatnels
of the Miracle. And nothing but a fcru-
pulous regard to Truth cou'd have led
the Evangelijls to mention this Circumftance,
while they omitted fome others that were
necefTary to explain it. But of this enough
at prefent. Let us now examin your In-

M. The People it feems fo prefs't and D;fc 4> p>
throng' d about the Door of the Houfe
where Jefus was, that the Paralytick and
his Bearers cou'd not get near it. But what
did they fo throng and prefs for ?

TV. Muft

1 86 A Conference upon

N. Muft we now account for all the
Actions and Views of a mixt Multitude
that crouded about a Houfe 1700 Years
ago ? But probably, fome wanted tofeejefus ;
others to bear his Doctrine : others to fee
his Miracles : and perhaps many joyn'd out
of Curiojity, becaufe they faw a Croud there.

M. He dwelt at Capernaum where he
cured the Paralylick: fo that the People
cou'd not throng either to fee, or hear
him. For he tells us himfelf that a Prophet
has no honour in his-own Country.

N. It is probable that the Croud about him
confided chiefly of Strangers who followed
him from all Quarters, wherever he was.
And fince at this very time there were Pha-
, if. rifees zndDoflorsoftbeLaiuprefenty who came
out of every 'Town of Galilee, and Judea 9
and Jtrufalem , it is likely that the Multitudes
who followed him with better Views, came
. likewife from the fame (or other neigh-
Kfc. 4. p. bouring) Places. " And perhaps it was a
*** " Day appointed before-hand for healing of

" the Difeafed, which might occafion a
" more than ordinary ConcourfeofthePeo-
" pie to fee him work Miracles, and cure
" the Difeafed".

M. Surely this Reafon wou'd have in-
duced the People to make way for the Lame,
and Blind, and Partly ticks to come to Jefus :
elfe they fruftrated their-own Expectations ;
and acted more unreafonably than ever
Mob did, or can be fuppofed to do.

N. Do you reckon it among your Incre-
dibility* that a Croud of People in different
Places, and who had various Views, Ihou'd
not unanimoufly agree in the fame thing?

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