The Religious Denominations in the United States; Their Past History, Present Condition, and Doctrines, Accurately Set Forth in Fifty Carefully-Prepared Articles

The Religious Denominations in the United States; Their Past History, Present Condition, and Doctrines, Accurately Set Forth in Fifty Carefully-Prepared Articles

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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: ...gave; proof of such knowledge on other subjects, satisfactory to judicious persons previously incrcdulous."' To such' as concede this possibility, and have not closed their minds against evidence, we present the 3 argument in a nutshell. Our Lord, before his ascension, announced a judgment to come. Ve need not state with what accompaniments Christians have anticipated this scene. If, then, the material body rise not again; if the. material earth be never destroyed; (and we invite their attention to the proof of both;) where can this judgment take place lj but in that.world to which the spirits of men are hastening? lfthere, could it be visible to the natural eyes of men'! If not, may it not have been already accomplished.7 For aught they can tell, it may, be so. And if so, of course it must be important that men on earth be apprised _------__ of it; or else it would not have been predicted. How could the information be imparted, except by a voice from heaven; or by some credible individual, who was permitted to witness it? If, then, from the changed and changing state of the world, we believe this last to have been the case: are not objectors bound to show that his testimony on this and other allied topics has internal evidence of falsehood, and no I analogy to what we already know to be true? Swedenborg was a philosopher; it is not probable that he was self-deceived. Swedenborg was of independent fortune; he had no vulgar motive to deceive. He was, moreover, a gentleman; he would not, if he could. He was of sincere and simple manners; he could not, if he would. Nay, he well knew, that, for a time, his name would be cast out as evil; and yet he shrunk not from his high mission. He did not, like Anthony or Bernard, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 556 pages
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236828909
  • 9781236828903