A Primer of Ethics

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byJacob Abbott

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... DUTY TO GOD. God is our creator, and we ought to adore Him. He has made laws, and we ought to obey them. He forgives the penitent -- He loves all His creatures; and we ought to love Him. He is always near us, and ready to listen to us, and we ought to pray to Him for help, guidance and protection. No one is able to conceive of the greatness and majesty of God. We cannot understand Him. He has no form or shape like a man. He is everywhere, and knows everything; but He does not see with eyes, or hear with ears, as we do. He is everywhere at the same time. He does not walk from place to place with feet, as we do. His works are going on, too, constantly, in all parts of the universe; but He does not work with hands, as we do. He has no eyes, or ears, or feet, or hands. He has no shape or body. He is a spirit. This is mysterious. It is most difficult to conceive of God. God is everywhere. You plant a seed in the ground in the spring; there comes from it in a few days a little sprout. There are two parts: the part that is for the root turns down and grows into the ground; the part that is for the stem and leaves turns up, and comes out into the air. How do the root and the stem know which way they must grow? They do not know. God is there, where you plant that seed, and He guides the growing of it; and all over this vast world you cannot find a place where you can put the smallest seed, but God will be always ready there, to send the little leaflets up and the root down. And so God is watching over and sustaining every star that shines in the sky. The stars are great worlds, -- very great indeed,--though they are so many millions of miles from us that they look twinkling and small. They are far, very far, away from us; but God is there, always present with every one. ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... DUTY TO GOD. God is our creator, and we ought to adore Him. He has made laws, and we ought to obey them. He forgives the penitent -- ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021715557X

ISBN - 13:9780217155571

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