The Scottish Congregational Magazine. New Series. - Vol. VII

The Scottish Congregational Magazine. New Series. - Vol. VII

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ... often surprised us that the enemies of revelation can so coolly pass over the accumulated argument from miracles, prophecy, and moral adaptation, by which the scriptures are proved to be the word of God, and fix upon some paltry objection from some yet incomplete science, which they use on all occasions as a stone with which to pelt the friends of revelation. The truth is, such objections are often mere pretence. Those by whom they are urged "hate the light and will not come to the light, least their deeds should be reproved." The friends of the Bible, therefore, have need to take care that they be not betrayed by their desire to make its statements square with the enunciations of science, into a dealing deceitfully and unfairly with it. From all such unworthy dealing with the word of God, we are happy to pronounce the work before us more than usually exempt. Mr. Wight, in assuming his general position, takes the right ground. " The object of the Bible is not to announce theories connected with the several sciences to which it incidentally refers; indeed, its object is not to teach men science at all. It comes on a better errand, it aims at a nobler object. The Bible bears a message of mercy. It offers pardon to the guilty, purity to the polluted, happiness to the miserable, and hope to those who are in despair. It announces a Saviour to men; it tells us that the way to heaven, which had been closed by sin, is now open. Its language is, --' God is in Christ reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them.' " But although it furnishes no philosophical theory, it is by no means silent on the works of nature, as we have already had cause to remark; and it assures us that they are 'sought out of all them that have...
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