Discourse on the Evidences of Revealed Religion

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Page 14 - Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves ; for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the Lord spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire: Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female...
Page 31 - ... susceptible of mental sufferings, to which ruder ages are strangers; and these Christianity is fitted to assuage. Imagination and intellect become more restless ; and Christianity brings them tranquillity by the eternal and magnificent truths, the solemn and unbounded prospects, which it unfolds. This fitness of our religion to more advanced stages of society than that in which it was introduced, to wants of human nature not then developed, seems to me very striking. The religion bears the marks...
Page 20 - I repeat the answer, that its design is to give, not a spirit of fear, but of power, of love, and of a sound mind.
Page 12 - By thine Agony and bloody Sweat; by thy Cross and Passion ; by thy precious Death and Burial ; by thy glorious Resurrection and Ascension ; and by the coming of the Holy Ghost, Good Lord, deliver us.
Page 33 - Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Page 33 - If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed ; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." " If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
Page 25 - Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.
Page 7 - Our leading principle in interpreting Scripture is this, that the Bible is a book written for men, in the language of men, and that its meaning is to be sought in the same manner, as that of other books.
Page 7 - We regard the Scriptures as the records of God's successive revelations to mankind, and particularly of the last and most perfect revelation of his will by Jesus Christ. Whatever doctrines seem to us to be clearly taught in the Scriptures, we receive without reserve or exception.
Page 7 - We believe that God is infinitely good, kind, benevolent, in the proper sense of these words — good in disposition as well as in act; good not to a few, but to all; good to every individual, as well as to the general system.

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