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BY ABSALOM PETERS, D. D.
VOLUME TWELFTH-NUMBERS XXXI, XXXII.
GOULD AND NEWMAN, PUBLISHERS AND PRINTERS. BOSTON:
PERKINS & MARVIN, AND CROCKER & BREWSTER.
GEOLOGY AND REVELATION.
By the Rev. Enoch Pond, D. D. Prof. of Theology in the Theol. Sem. Bangor, Me.
Thy word," saith the devout Psalmist, "is true from the beginning, and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth forever." Other systems of doctrine and philosophy have had their day. They have risen into notice; have gathered around them abettors and followers; have flourished for a time, and then passed into silence and forgetfulness. But not so the system of Divine revelation. This has stood the test of time, and will stand when time shall be no more. It has gathered strength from the assaults of enemies, and from all the forms of trial to which it has been subjected, and is as unchangeable and enduring as the throne of heaven. "The grass withereth, and the flower fadeth; but the word of our God shall stand forever." "Forever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven."
Infidels have long hoped and predicted, that the investigations of science would invalidate the claims of Divine revelation. In this expectation, they have turned from one science to another, and have eagerly caught at any fact or appearance which could be tortured into a seeming accordance with their views. As might be expected, they have had their eye upon the researches of the geologist. They have anxiously followed him from steep to cavern, from mountain height to the deepest VOL. XII. No. 31.