The Works of Creation Illustrated

The Works of Creation Illustrated

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...his mind and purposes to us. The storm, the vernal breeze, the flowers, the fruit, the river, the ocean, the attracting and gravitating powers, are all but his will and thoughts put into action. They show his inventions and determinations as to our portion of the universe, and that all things exist solely according to his will and choice." Consider then, how all creation partakes of his sovereign care--that his eye " runs to Sharon Turner, vol. ii. p. 72, &c. and fro" throughout the earth--that the multitudes of creatures brought into existence at the period whereof we have been treating, have been continued from that time to the present. The fish then were the same in nature, in character, in disposition, as the fish now; the birds, too, have the same habits, the same instinct, the same song: in nothing do they vary from their progenitors that lived six thousand years ago; and it is truly a profitable study thus to consider the works of God, and behold the harmony, the consistency that pervade the whole. Deeply as we have been interested in this portion of our work, our task is yet incomplete: the scale of creation is still in the ascendancy; and we are looking forward to a survey of the superior animals, until we arrive at man, the perfection of the Almighty's works. "And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind; and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind: and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind; and God saw that it was good." That you may perceive that the pages of our book keep pace with the Sacred Records, I have commenced our present...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236854314
  • 9781236854315