The Christian catechism [by S. Bourn].

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T. Warren, 1744 - 280 pages
 

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Page 56 - O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven. Thy faithfulness is unto all generations : thou hast established the earth, and it abideth. They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants.
Page v - ... will stand firm and unquestionable, till any one rising up in opposition to him shall do greater miracles than he and his apostles did. For any thing less will not be of weight to turn the scales in the opinion of any one, whether of an inferior or more exalted understanding. This is one of those palpable truths and trials, of which all mankind are judges ; and there needs no assistance of learning, no deep thought, to come to a certainty in it. Such care has God taken that no pretended revelation...
Page 223 - If there be a God, whofe Providence governs the World, and all the Creatures in it, is it not...
Page 62 - ... a work effected in a manner unusual, or different from the common and regular method of Providence, by the interposition either of God himself or of some intelligent agent superior to man ; for the proof or evidence of some particular doctrine, or in attestation to the authority of some particular person.
Page vii - How much more illuftrious does he appear in his real character, when confidered as the author of univerfal benevolence among men, as refining our paffions exalting our nature, giving us vaft ideas of immortality, and teaching us a contempt of that little ibowy grandeur, wherein the Jews made the glory of their Meffiah to confift ! ' Nothing,' fays Longinus, ' cnn be great, the con
Page 224 - Book like to this, in all thefe refpects, and which, over and befides, hath by the Power and Reafonablenefs of the Doctrines contained in it, prevailed fo miraculoufly in the World, by weak and inconfiderable means, in oppofition to all the Wit and Power of the World, and under fuch Difcouragements as no other Religion was ever...
Page 173 - It should seem, by the little that has hitherto been done in it, that it is too hard a task for unassisted reason to establish morality in all its parts upon its true foundation with a clear and convincing light.
Page 224 - Doctrines contained in it, prevailed fo miraculoufly in the World, by weak and inconfiderable means, in oppofition to all the Wit and Power of the World, and under fuch Difcouragements as no other Religion was ever aflaulted...
Page 20 - So that, by religion, I mean such a sense of divine truth as enters into a man, and becomes the spring of a new nature within him; reforming his thoughts and designs; purifying his heart; sanctifying and governing his whole deportment, his words as well as his actions...
Page 41 - twill, then must we through the order run To some one man, whose being ne'er begun : If that one man was sempiternal, why Did he, since independent, ever die ? If from himself his own existence came, The cause, that could destroy his being, name.

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