Select Notes; A Commentary on the International Lessons Volume . 35

Select Notes; A Commentary on the International Lessons Volume . 35

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... splendid catalogue that follows. All worthy fame is won by men of faith. Modern Illustrations. "John Milton, the great hero of politicians and patriots, was he not pre-eminently a man of faith? His unseen ideal commonwealth, his England of the future, was to him what the land of promise was to Abraham. And was not Columbus, the hero of the man of science, a child of faith, too? It was belief in an unseen America that carried Columbus across the ocean."--George Dawson. So William of Orange had faith in an unseen free Holland, and the Pilgrim fathers in an unseen free church, and Lincoln in a free and united country. So Leverrier trusted in his calculations and wrote to Galle, "Direct your telescope to a point on the ecliptic in the constellation of Aquarius, in longitude 3260, and you will find within a degree of that place a new planet, looking like a star of about the ninth magnitude and having a perceptible disk; " and the planet Neptune, which no eye had yet seen, was found precisely as indicated. This is faith in action; how does the writer illustrate faith in thought? By " the great and primary postulate of faith."--Dean Alford. By the fundamental truth, both of religion and science, that the worlds were framed by the word of God, matter being caused to spring from nothing, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. This is a summary of the first chapters of Genesis, " In the beginning, God." It is the answer of faith to materialism. "Either all things are divinely directed, and in the uniformity of nature we see the work of God, or we see about us that which is impossible, unthinkable--power, wisdom, and plan without mind; we see infinite intelligence in a...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236569458
  • 9781236569455