Awas-I-Hind; Or, a Voice from the Ganges Being a Solution of the True Source of Christianity

Awas-I-Hind; Or, a Voice from the Ganges Being a Solution of the True Source of Christianity

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ... with nervous and other diseases, who were powerfully acted on through the medium of their nervous system, by their faith, or belief, or confidence in the operation, were often relieved; and that others, through ignorance or credulity, were deceived by false appearances. The testimony of sight therefore is, by its nature, not to be communicated. The light of conviction, thus received, can extend no farther than to the eye-witness; and if miracles were necessary in the infancy of Christianity, they are equally so still, and will be so to the end of time. Whenever they cease, the authority of the evidence, which depends on them, ceases also. Sow the Church of Borne seems to have been well satisfied on this point, and to have been fully aware, that if miracles ever cease, the same cause still continuing, it would tend to shew that they never existed, and cannot be produced as substantial and conclusive testimony of the truth of a religion. The circumstance of continuance, then, is essential to the truth and force of the previously asserted miracle. The Romish Church, seeing this, pretends to the constant and uninterrupted succession of miracles to the present day; and if multitudes of well-educated people can be deceived now, how much more easily could they have been misled in times of ignorance, bigotry, and superstition! The probability is always 'far greater, as Hume has shewn, that the witness was deceived or imposed on, than that the laws of nature were suspended or altered. "There is not (says Dr Middleton) a single historian of antiquity, whether Greek or Latin, who has not recorded oracles, prodigies, prophecies, and miracles on the occasion of some memorable events, --many of these are attested in the gravest manner, and by the gravest...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236627520
  • 9781236627520