An Exposition Upon the Second Epistle General of St. Peter

An Exposition Upon the Second Epistle General of St. Peter

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ... they to infect it. Often to beasts; wherein the Divine justice shames them, flinging filth in the faces of his degenerate creatures. Pejut ila cmnparim, quant esse, as it is said; i. e. it is better to be a Was!. than a man compared with beasts. The spirit of beasts is made of the air, and into air it resolveifc: it knows nothing but the present, makes no reckoning of hereafter, nor shall hereafter be called ten reckoning for it. They have grovelling faces, earth is their ultimum, or final end. Man's body is of s nobler fabric, his very constitution naturally erects him to a higher aim. Besides, his soul, a particle of the Divine breath, is able to discourse, argue, conclude, infer; conceives by reason a future life, to which this but prepares, and which it begins. Let a beast do a mischief; suppose a lion kills ha prey, he retires to his den, and quietly feeds, without fear of answering for this fact. When man hath done a murder, there is a fury within him, louder than cracks of thunder, sharper than stings of Sot Eions, a conscience awaked by the cry of blood: no east ever knew what conscience was. Thus mil having more noble endowments, shames his creation by living like beasts. You have read many fables and apologues, wherein beasts are feigned to speak like men; but who would endure that theatre, when; men be seen to play the beasts? Such is the posa of sin, it can transform men into beasts: so, in moral sense, are all those metamorphoses to be mderstood, wherein the poets transshaped men intt beasts. While idolaters turn beasts into gods, the) turn themselves into beasts. 2. They want not their resemblances, and tin similitude holds both generally and specially. Ge-1 nerally, in three things. (I.) The whole intendment of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 1070 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 53mm | 1,869g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236613392
  • 9781236613394