A Series of Discourses on the Principles and Evidences of Natural Religion and the Christian Revelation

A Series of Discourses on the Principles and Evidences of Natural Religion and the Christian Revelation

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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. 1760 edition. Excerpt: ...and eternal. If any are disposed to question, why our Saviour did not reveal to us the things of another world, in a more clear convincing and astonishing manner, that so the motives of it might have operated more strongly on men's minds, and produced a greater change and reformation;--We may justly observe, "That it is not "probable, that the limits of the human "understanding would admit of much "larger discoveries; and that we are ca"pable of understanding but very little, "of things so different and superior in "nature, to all our present experience. -- But if we were capable of receiving fur"ther discoveries; yet it cannot be the "intention of a divine revelation to gra"tify the vain curiosity of mankind, and "to add scope and heat to the imagination. P 2 "--That "--That many secrets of the invisible "world may be unfit, if not impossible to "be known by us: and that in many "things our ignorance is our advantage. "That those things which astonish and "most strongly amuse the imagination, or "raise the passions, are not always found "to produce the best effects. Violent im"pressions are never lasting; and seldom "contribute to amend the heart and life. "That the best means of promoting the lt greatest good of mankind, is by bring"ing them to act from a pure and undis"turbed reason, from a calm attention to "the evidence of things, from a confic dence in the power wisdom and goodness "of God, and from the hope not of "worldy rewards, but of a spiritual and "eternal happiness. And this is evidently '" the spirit and design of the Gospel." It appears then that the great Author of...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236613910
  • 9781236613912