The Connection of Natural and Revealed Theology: Being an Attempt to Illustrate the Evidences and Doctrines of Christianity by Their Relation to the Inductive Philosophy of the Human Mind ...

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T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1818 - Apologetics - 575 pages

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Page 496 - If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father: and he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but for the sins of the whole world,
Page 324 - Put on, therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering ; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man hath a quarrel against any : even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
Page 432 - ... the main business of natural philosophy is to argue from phenomena without feigning hypotheses and to deduce causes from effects, till we come to the very first cause, which certainly is not mechanical; and not only to unfold the mechanism of the world, but chiefly to resolve these and suchlike questions.
Page 122 - The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful.
Page 308 - He that for giving a draught of water to a thirsty person should expect to be paid with a good plantation, would be modest in his demands compared with those who think they deserve Heaven for the little good they do on earth.
Page 235 - Man, when about to appear before a being of infinite perfection, can feel but little confidence in his own merit, or in the imperfect propriety of his own conduct. In the presence of his...
Page 419 - ... required of any one than what might have been equitably expected of him, from the circumstances in which he was placed, and not what might have been expected had he been placed in other circumstances...
Page 106 - God give us new faculties to sit in judgment upon the old ; and the reason why Des Cartes satisfied himself with so weak an argument for the truth of his faculties, most probably was, that he never seriously doubted of it. If any truth can be said to be prior to all others in the order of nature, this seems to have the best claim ; because in every instance of assent, whether upon intuitive, demonstrative, or probable evidence, the truth of our faculties is taken for granted, and is, as it were,...
Page 235 - In the presence of his fellow creatures, he may often justly elevate himself, and may often have reason to think highly of his own character and conduct, compared to the still greater imperfection of theirs. But the case is quite different when about to appear before his infinite Creator. To such a being he can...
Page 432 - What is there in places almost empty of matter, and whence is it that the sun and planets gravitate towards one another, without dense matter between them ? Whence is it that nature doth nothing in vain; and whence arises all that order and beauty which we see in the world?

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