The Life, Travels, Labors and Writings; Including His Singular and Erratic Wanderings in Europe and America, to Which Is Added His Chain Journey from Babylon to Jerusalem; Dialogue Between Curious and Singular; Hints on the Fulfillment

The Life, Travels, Labors and Writings; Including His Singular and Erratic Wanderings in Europe and America, to Which Is Added His Chain Journey from Babylon to Jerusalem; Dialogue Between Curious and Singular; Hints on the Fulfillment

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...and that the more week and ignorant part embrace religion. This is pretty true, viz.; their reason makes them deists. And why '. There are certain ideas which must be taken through certain mediums, in order to have a right and just conce tion of them, and otherwise, would cause a person to run into absurdities. For instance: Iiheard of a blind man, who hearing persons talk about colors, informed them that he thou ht he could describe what the color of red was like, viz., the sound Qfa trumpet. This absur ity, that red was like the sound of a trumpet, ori nated by attem ting to catch the idea through the medium of the ear. Equally absurd wou d be the idea 0 'sounds, if taken through the medium of the eye, which only can be taken through the medium of the car. So these deists attempt to conceive just and accurate ideas of revealed religion by natural reason, which leads them into an absurdity, and causes them to conclude that it is imagination, deception, or hypocrisy, in those who pretend to it: whereas, if they would conceive of it through a different channel or medium, viz., the inward sensations or convictions of the mind, &c.--if they would give due attention to the same, as sincere inquirers after truth, the would feel the Spirit of Truth bearing witness to, or of the truth, to convince and correct, &lic., and their deism would flea away. Oh, may God cause the reader to reflect on what I have just observed, and turn attention within your breast, and weigh the convictions of your mind for eternity! the Bible to attract their minds, of the truth of which, the conduct of a number to be found on this continent might be adduced. Neither can I believe all will be saved; for in Mark iii. 29 we are informed of a certain character, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236881575
  • 9781236881571