Arch-Bishop Tillotson's; The Remaining Discourses, on the Attributes of God Volume 7

Arch-Bishop Tillotson's; The Remaining Discourses, on the Attributes of God Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1700 edition. Excerpt: ...workers of iniquity boaff themselves? They break f# pieces thy People, 0 L ord, and. afflitj thine heritage, and flay the widow and the fir anger, and murder the fatherless; and jet they fay, The Lord/hall not fee, neither /hall the God of Jacob regard it. And if this were so, well might they encourage themselves. It it were true which Epicurus faith, "That God takes no knowledge of the Actions "of Men, that he is sar removed from "us, and contented with himself, and ' not at all concerned in what we "do; If this were true, the Inference which Lucretius makes, were very just; Quare reiligh t'tdibus fabjecJa viei(ftmQbteritHr Men might trample "Re"Religion under their Feer, and livoWS "'without any regard to the Laws ofVoVII. - it. ' But let us fee how they infer this from the long-suffering of God, that he neglects the Affairs of the World, and hath no consideration of the Actions of Men, because they fee the ungodly to prosper in the World, equally with others that are strictly devout and virtuous, yea, many times to be in a more prosperous and flourishing condition; they are not in trouble like other men, neither Are they plagued like other men. So that if there be a God, it seems (fay they) that he connives at the Crimes of Men, and looks on us on them that deal treacherous and holds his peace, whilst the wicked devoureih the man that is more righteous than himselfas the Prophet expresseth it, Hal. 1. 13. For answer to this, I shall only give this reasonable and credible Account of the long-suffering of God, and the impunity of wicked Men in this Life, which not only the Scripture gives us, but.the Heathen were able to give from the light of Nature, and is agreeable co the commonSense of Mankind; name!...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236553365
  • 9781236553362