A Scientific Demonstration of the Future Life

A Scientific Demonstration of the Future Life

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...Yet it is not relegated to the domain of ignorance, but flourishes in the greatest luxuriance of growth and vitality in those nations whose people are the most enlightened and progressive. That there is to be found, within the realm of natural causes, some good and sufficient reason for this apparent paradox, is not to be doubted. The explanation afforded by the doctrine of a continuous miracle must be regarded as scientifically untenable. It seems to me that the following propositions afford at least a partial solution of the problem: --1. Jesus Christ was endowed with the faculty of intuitional perception of the natural laws of the human soul; and he proclaimed to mankind, in a few simple propositions, the essential principles which govern the relationship of man to his fellow-man and to God. 2. All men are endowed with the same intuitional powers, differing only in degree; and by this means they are enabled to recognize, when once presented, any truth which is essential to the welfare of the human soul. 3. It follows that, when one reads the simple but allcomprehensive philosophy of Jesus, his soul intuitively and instantaneously recognizes its essential truth. This is what has been, by the Church, vaguely denominated a " spiritual perception of religious truth,"--a phrase which describes the emotion correctly enough, but which has never itself been scientifically or philosophically explained. When the emotion of religious worship, which is an inherent attribute of every normally developed human soul, is taken into consideration, it will be readily understood why it is that the Bible affords consolation to such a vast multitude of the human race. It is not alone the words of Jesus which proclaim religious truth, but scattered...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236756738
  • 9781236756732