The Anatomy of Scepticism

The Anatomy of Scepticism

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...Word sufficed, rising as the Sun of Bighteousness from Judea to send forth His beams, penetrating to the souls of those who were willing to receive Him." The late Dr. Mill, when quoting this passage, shows how the objection of Celsus is at Origen, adv. Cels., lib. vi. the 'bottom of the theology of Strauss and his friends. The truth is, that there is a strong objection against revelation altogether, because the very name seems to imply that it is not universal But have we not a universal revelation of good and evil in the light of conscience? If all men had obeyed that, they might with some show of justice have pressed their objections. But, as all are bound to confess that, in morals, the knowledge of truth does not necessarily bring about corresponding practice, so they must allow that they cannot fairly demand a further revelation till they have made a good use of what they have. Hence, if God chooses to make a further revelation of His will and character, He can do it when and where He likes. But, say they, if the Bible be true, eternal interests are at stake; and shall the destiny of one be far more glorious than that of another, because he happens to be born in a different century, or in a different latitude and longitude 1 Shall one man be accepted because he has had the good fortune to have been taught the doctrines of Christianity more clearly than another, or because he can read, or has been well brought up, or visited by good people? To such questions we reply, that we must simply go by what God has told us in His Word, that the destiny of all is affected by the death of Christ, --that the Judge of all the earth will do right, --that none will suffer except by their own fault, --and that, though they may question God's...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236852583
  • 9781236852588