The Criterion; Or Rules by which the True Miracles Recorded in the New Testament are Distinguished from the Spurious Miracles of Pagans and Papists

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T. Cadell and W. Davies ... : W. Flint, printer, 1807 - Bible - 416 pages

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Page 261 - And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
Page 262 - Now, when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases, brought them unto him : and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.
Page 10 - A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature of the fact, is as entire as any argument from experience can possibly be imagined.
Page 11 - ... go beyond the evidence of our memory and senses. If you were to ask a man, why he believes any matter of fact, which is absent; for instance, that his friend is in the country, or in France; he would give you a reason; and this reason would be some other fact; as a letter received from him, or the knowledge of his former resolutions and promises.
Page 13 - Adam, though his rational faculties be supposed, at the very first, entirely perfect, could not have inferred from the fluidity and transparency of water that it would suffocate him, or from the light and warmth of fire that it would consume him.
Page 262 - And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him,, and healed them all.
Page 341 - ... and learning, as to secure us against all delusion in themselves ; of such undoubted integrity as to place them beyond all suspicion of any design to deceive others ; of such credit and reputation in the eyes of mankind as to have a great deal to lose in case of...
Page 26 - I fay, that a miracle can never be proved, fo as to be the foundation of a fyftem of religion. For I own, that otherwife, there may poffibly be miracles, or violations of the ufual courfe of nature, of fuch a kind as to admit of proof from human teftimony; though, perhaps, it will be impoflible to find any fuch in all the records of hiftory.
Page 117 - Jansenist, with whose sanctity the people were so long deluded. The curing of the sick, giving hearing to the deaf and sight to the blind were everywhere talked of as the usual effects of that holy sepulchre.
Page 261 - Synagogues, and preaching the gofpel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of ficknefs, and all manner of difeafe among the people.

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