The Stars and the Angels, or the Natural History of the Universe and Its Inhabitants

The Stars and the Angels, or the Natural History of the Universe and Its Inhabitants

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ... exact representation of the powers of our body. We are able to wind up our energies by daily supplies of food and nightly rest, --we are also able to lubricate the entire system by the hallowed resting of the Sabbath-day, --and to complete the perfection of our physical constitution, the circulating blood is continually depositing new matter in our bones and flesh, and removing the exhausted matter when it is no longer capable of carrying on the animal economy. What more do we need for immortality 1 Not only is this economy of our system sufficient to maintain our bodies, in the earlier periods of our life it is able even to increase their quantities and repair their injuries. The wonder is, not that we should ever have been immortal--the wonder is that we should be mortal now; for it may be safely affirmed that there is not a single action of the system which would be necessary to secure immortality, but what has been found by naturalists to be not only possible, but already in existence in some portion or another of nature's economy. The second great peculiarity of unfallen man is, that he never sins; and here, again, the wonder is not that man should ever have been sinless, but rather that he should be sinful now. There is no propensity of our nature that is sinful in itself, or that would not better fulfil its end by acting in a sinless manner. This latter fact is sufficient to prove that the original and normal state of man was holy. Throughout all nature we find everything beautiful and well adapted to its circumstances, and every instinct perfect both in its end and its action. There are no blunders in nature; but sin is a blunder--it is the diseased action of powers and propensities which would effect their purpose better without sin. more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123655826X
  • 9781236558268