A Discourse Concerning the Being and Attributes of God, the Obligations of Natural Religion, and the Truth and Certainty of the Christian Revelation;

General Books, 2013 - 148 pagina's
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. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ... now is the religion of angels, and for ever will be the Prop. religion of saints in heaven. Vain men may value themselves upon their speculative knowledge, right opinions, and true and orthodox belief, separate from the practice of virtue and righteousness; but as sure as the gospel is true, no belief whatsoever shall finally be of any advantage to men, any otherwise than only so far as it corrects their practice, hinders them from being workers of iniquity, and makes them like Luke, xiu. unto God. 7 Lastly, all the doctrines of the Christian faith do And ail of together make up an infinitely more consistent and DEGREES'make* rational scheme of belief than any that the wisest of up the the ancient philosophers ever did, or the cunningest n?09t con* of modern unbelievers can invent or contrive. This rational is evident from a summary view of the fore-mention- "che, ."e.of ed scheme of the Christian doctrines, wherein every the world. article has ajust dependence on the foregoing ones, and a close connexion with those that follow; and the whole account of the order and disposition of things, from the original to the consummation of all things, is one entire, regular, complete, consistent, and every way a most rational scheme: Whereas the wisest of the ancient philosophers, that is, those of them who hit upon the greatest number of single truths, and taught the fewest absurdities, were yet never able to make out any universal, entire, and coherent system of doctrines, * and scheme of the whole state of things, with any manner of probability: And the cunningest of modern deists, (besides that they must needs, in their own way, believe some particular things stranger, and in themselves more incredible, than any of the fore-mentioned Christian...

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