A Discourse Concerning The Divine Providence; Under The Following Heads Viz by William Sherlock

A Discourse Concerning The Divine Providence; Under The Following Heads Viz

byWilliam Sherlock

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1753. Excerpt: ... They arc always indeed in themselves natural Goods and Evils, and therefore are the proper Exercise of a natural Goodness and Justice but with respect to moral Ends, to that Influence they have upon the Direction and Government of our Lives, what is naturally good, may prove a great Evil to us; and what is naturally evil, may do us the greatest Good; and then we must confess, that the Goodness of Providence must not be measured merely by the natural Good or Evil of external Events, but by such a Mixture and Temperament of Good and Evil, as is best fitted to govern Mn in this World, and to make them happy in the next. %dly, There is another Mistake about the Nature of Government, and what Goodness is required in the Government of the World. Now the univerfal Lord and Sovereign of the World must not only take care of particular Creatures, but of the good of the Whole: And this in some Cases may make the greatest and most terrible Acts of Severity, such as are enough to affright and astonish the World, Acts of the greatest Goodness and Mercy too; which will vindicate the Goodness of Providence, when God seems to be most severe, and to have forgot all Goodness and Compassion. As to explain this in some particular Cases. The good Government of the World requires the Defence and Protection of Mankind from violent and unjust Oppressions; and the most exemplary Vengeance executed upon such private or publick Oppressors, is a great Act of Goodness, and a great Deliverance to the Oppressed. Psalm cxxxvt. the Psalmist exhorts us, To give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever. And among other Expressions of the Divine Goodness and Mercy, he mentions the Plagues of Egypt, and the Deliverance of Israel by the Overthrow of Pharaob in the Re...

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Title:A Discourse Concerning The Divine Providence; Under The Following Heads VizFormat:PaperbackDimensions:122 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217908802

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