A Defence of Christianity. 2. Ed

A Defence of Christianity. 2. Ed

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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. 1752 edition. Excerpt: ...to conclude that God is merciful 3 but then it is' also evident, and this Author owns it; that the Afts of his Mercy are govern'-cl by his infinite Wisdomg' and that therefore his Mercy must be exercis'd only so far and no farther than is censistent with his ell sential Purity," with his reetoral VVisd0m and Righteousness as he is the great Governor of the World, with the Regard due to' his Authority and Laws; and with-the publick Good, 'the universal Order and Harmony-of the' rational Creation; all these things must come into Consideration, in' order to' decide the present Westion. And these are' things' so much above us, -' that it wou'd be-great 'presiimption to determine positively concerning them; A divine Revelation therefore must certainly be of vastadvantagc in th-is regard..' ', I 3. '-21 c those Bounds and Limits are, or what it is that God the molt wiseand righteous Governor of the World may see to be fit and necessary sor' the Vindication' bf his own Authority and Laws. This depends on Things which we through the Narrowness of our Yiews are not very proper Judges of., Prerogative; and how far and in what manner and upon what terms he will exercise his Prerogative, lies X in his own sacred Breast, upon a full View of what is molt becoming his own glorious Excellencies, mofl: for the Honour of his Government, and.for the Vinz-dication of ' his own Authority, and for the publick be produced on the other side. And this is one Instance among many, to shew that what this Gentleman supposes to be clearly founded in the very Nature and Reason of Things is not so very plain and obvious, but that Men of great Penetration differ very much in their Sentiments about it; though none that acknowledge the Gospel-Revelation can doubt...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236852893
  • 9781236852892