So each one of the books of the New Testament must be traced up to the Apostles, who only had authority to deliver inspired books to the churches. This is what the present volume professes to do. It is a book of authorities and testimonies; it is the tracing and verify ing of title deeds. But there are some deeds in which the chain is broken before we get to the original proprietors; there are some which are forgeries and were not given by the men whose names they bear; and there are others which were given by the persons whose names they bear, but these persons had no authority to make the sales. All such deeds are invalid and confer no title.