Principles and Connexion of Natural and Revealed Religion Distinctly Considered Volume 4

Principles and Connexion of Natural and Revealed Religion Distinctly Considered Volume 4

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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: discovering what Reason cannot, or in confirming what Reason does, teach. E.g. When Reason traces out a providential Disposition of things, Revelation discovers many particular Branches, or Scenes, or Particulars of it; viz. That all Power in Heaven and Earth is given to the Son of Man; that God will judge the World by his Son: That we must all appear at the "Judgment Seat of Christ: That Jesus Christ is Lord of all. These and many other DotJrinal Points contain Particulars of the Providential Scheme; and are all adapted to make Men better, or to lead a Life of Holiness and Virtue. Sometimes the Doctrines of Revelation are such as confirm and tend to strengthen those Notions which Reason does teach. Whenever this is done, it is by adding such Circumstances to important Doctrines, as may make us more careful of observing the great Rule of Action. The Circumstances of a future Judgment; of the Appearance of our Judge; of the Resurrection; of the Joys prepared for Good Men; that they are made Heirs of God, and Joint Heirs of Jesus Christ; of the Punishments of Bad ones; of the Gift of God, which is eternal Life;--These are all Chap, all strong Motives to Goodness, and have a XI. direct Tendency to make Men Virtuous. t/VO And indeed amidst all the Controversies, and Difference of Interpretations, by which the Bible has been racked and tortured, yst this great Point has always been secured, that Goodness is made the End of all Points of Revelation. Whenever the abstrusest and most metaphysical Subjects have been treated on, or are ever preached on in any or all Churches, the Divines of all Denominations constantly endeavour to shew the Use of their DoSlrinal Notions, and have and do point out their Tendency to produce good Pra iice more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123660427X
  • 9781236604279