The Western Messenger Volume 4-5

The Western Messenger Volume 4-5

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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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: first checked, and which now eontinuest _ obstruct, the general diffusion of christianity; and which wi ever prevent it from becoming the universal religion of mar kind, so long as that dogma is retained among its articles ( faith., ., Let no one say, that loverrate the influence of the belit in the Divine Unity. That belief lies at the foundation of a tine religion, and is at the same time so congenial to the huma heart and understanding, that wereit not for the unwearie pains which are taken to indoctrinate and frighten childrei from their earliest years, into the belief of thedoctrine of th Trinity, christians would long since have retured to the simpl ' faith of the primitive church.. If any one should feel inclined to doubt, whether that fail possess the influence which I attribute to it, I would refer sue to the present condition of the Jews, as a standing evidence 1 its power. It is now nearly eighteen centuries sinoe th: people were carried away out of their own country..and sca tered among the nations of the earth. Every other natic which has been thus conquered and dispersed, has entire' lost its identity and name', and has become incorporated wi its conquerors. The Jews alone, after eighteen centurie; remain a perfectly distinct people. Though scattered amol all nations, and subdivided into feeble societies, almost evd where persecuted and oppressed, yet we never find thi amalgamated with, and lost among, those with whom thi dwell. They every where preserve their identity; and it supposed, from statistical inquiries, that they are, at I present day, as numerous as they were at any time dufl the most prosperous days of their national independent perhaps more so.-i _If it be now asked, to what cause we more

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  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 594g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236976045
  • 9781236976048