A Defence of the Veracity of Moses, in His Records of the Creation and General Deluge; Illustrated by Observations in the Caverns of the Peak of Derby by Philobiblos

A Defence of the Veracity of Moses, in His Records of the Creation and General Deluge; Illustrated by Observations in the Caverns of the Peak of Derby by Philobiblos

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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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...as it has done in many of the Islands of the Sonth Sea, and the world, like the Paralytic at the Pool of Bethesda, have remained not eight and thirty, but eight and thirty thousand years (if it had lasted so long), ignorant and helpless. he is the author of his own destruction: he resists the Divine Grace, and the voice of conscience implanted within him, and is lost through his own remissness, not the predetermined doom of the Almighty. All our reflections on Predestination can reasonably lead to no other conclusion (f). Adam, thus banished from Paradise, was compelled to worship without the most holy place; and he did worship towards the Cherubim, that were stationed on the Eastern side of Eden to guard the way to it with the flaming Sword. From this visible Presence Cain went out, when he is said to have departed from the Presence of the Lord: whilst Adam, and his Posterity by Seth, continued in the vicinity of Eden, and were from thence called the Sons of God, in opposition to the Children of Cain, who were called the Sons of Men. We learn from Isaiah and Ezekiel, as likewise from the Revelations, that the form of the Cherubim was fourfold, having four several faces (g); the hands of a Man under their wings; their feet were like the sole of a Calf s foot, and their appearance like burnished brass. And that there was a visible (f) It is wrong therefore to puzzle our understanding with such abstruse points. As to common Occurrences, like things happen to all men. It is foolish to say this or that was to be: something must bappen to us. We are not statues, made to continue all our lives in one posture, nor machines to be actuated, or acted upon, by one set of Springs and Wheels. (k) But the face of the Man was joined to the Lion's, the Emblem of...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236502191
  • 9781236502193