The Moral Philosopher; In a Dialogue Between Philalethes, a Christian Deist, and Theophanes, a Christian Jew Volume 3

The Moral Philosopher; In a Dialogue Between Philalethes, a Christian Deist, and Theophanes, a Christian Jew Volume 3

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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. 1740 edition. Excerpt: ... Half of it. Jo/huahere gave away what was none of his own, and what could never be got, and which therefore certainly God had never given. The Author likewise here aflerts, and gives us his Word for it, that this Law was holy, just, and pure, and had an excellent Tendency: He must here include the ritual, ceremonial, or Levitical Law, or the Law relating to their Sacrifices and Priesthood j and yet he is not able to shew any one good End or Purpose that this Law ever served, or could serve, e;This, I think, may be sufficient to shew, thatv;there was no such divine Commission and Authority in Fact. But to come home to his main Point: I fay, that the very Supposition of such a Commission, for such a Con-' quest.?uest, is absurd, inconsistent, and contray to Mature and Reason. It is one Thing to ask, what God may do y natural Causes, and in a Way of absolute nd in a Way Sovereignty, and'another, what he may do by free, accountable Agents, in the Way of moral Government. As the absolute Sovereign and Proprietor of the World, no doubt but od may destroy a whole Nation at once by;re, Water, Plague, Sword, or Famine, even ough they were not apparently more execrably wicked than other Nations; as the Ca 'rvtr--1"-free Agents, it cannot be doubted, but God will always govern them by the Law of natural Equity and Justice, and upon the Rules and Principles of moral Rectitude. Had God intended to have destroy'd the Canaanites for their execrable Wickedness, no doubt but Id have cut them off all together that wou been equally' guilty, and not have shewn Partiality and Respect of Persons, as only t have destroy'd the Sinners upon the Moun nd rooted out the, their Sins, when they had been ripe for such Vengeance, he would never have e Instruments more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236520092
  • 9781236520098