The Works of Orville Dewey; With a Biographical Sketch

The Works of Orville Dewey; With a Biographical Sketch

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...are justified in acting almost like distracted men at such a moment. But spiritual danger is of a different character: it is not all accumulated upon a given instant; it is not one spreads itself over his whole being. It is not, like the whelming wave, or the already scorching fire, to bring fright and agony into the mind; on the contrary, the special characteristics of spiritual fear should be reflection, calmness, and intense thoughtfulness. That is to say, it is to be the action of the spiritual, and not of the animal, nature. You perceive, therefore, that the instrument I am about to recommend to you is to be used with great caution, with a wise discretion. In the use of it I shall constantly hold myself amenable to that judgment of good sense to which the apostle himself, in my text, appealed. Bishop Butler, in the great work before alluded to, limited the uses of analogy entirely to the purpose of defence. I-le maintained and showed that certain facts in nature and in life were analogous to certain doctrines in the Bible; and his argument was, not that the existence of the facts prm/ea' the truth of the doctrines, but simply that they took away all fair and philosophical objection from those doctrines. Thus, _if the consequences of a single sin often follow a man through life, if this is actually a part of God's administration of the affairs of this world, then there is no objection to that doctrine of our Scriptures which "declares that the consequences of a life of sin shall follow the offender into another state. With Bishop Butler's views of what the doctrines of revelation are, I have nothing here to do. I have only to say, that I am willing to be governed by a similar caution. I wish to present to you...show more

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  • Paperback | 518 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 916g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236765907
  • 9781236765901