Some Thoughts Concerning Religion, Natural and Revealed. with Reflexions on the Sources of Incredulity with Regard to Religion
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. 1750 edition. Excerpt: ...other it will, on a caresul examination, appear to be, the New Testament speaks the language of the Old; the principles and the ntiments are the fame; and the New docs lit tic more than explain, and apply, what, by corrupt Imagination, through length of time, was obscured or perverted, ., and in some degree lost in the Old. I'he fame consideration that makes the knowledge of the Trinity necessary for us, made it so to the believing Jews, to whom that mystery was disclosed in the Old Testament in writing; and made it so, also, to the lirst believers, to whom the mercy of God was discovered, whilst hieroglyphical records only were used; and theresore it is very reasonable to expect to meet with some sootsteps of this discovery, some hieroglyphical representation, in which it was to be recorded. We see the making of molten and graven Images, representations of things in the heavens or in the earth, to be worftipped and served as gods, was a practice as extensive, as it was offensive, in the most early times, to the Deity; and as nothing could in itleis, and considered literally, be more absurd, and less deducible from, and consistent with nature and reason, than to make any bodily representation of the Deity, and to serve and worship that figure as divine, it may be pretty securely concluded, that, great as the abuse was, was, it was not altogether human invention, but, probably, a notorious abuse, from the wantonness of Imagination, of some laudable, facred Institution. The practice is bitterly censured, and, under the most severe penalties, prohibited, in the Law of Moses. No representation at all was to be made of Jehovah, nor was there any Image of Him to be met with in the tabernacle, or temple, to. whom the people should bow down; contrary to...
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