An Inquiry Into The Foundation, Evidences, And Truths Of Religion (volume 2)

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byHenry Ware

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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. 1842. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. A REVELATION SUSCEPTIBLE OF PP.OOF. If there be a Revelation from Gorl, there can be no doubt that it must be susceptible of satisfactory proof,--such proof as we deem a sufficient ground of a reasonable faith. Now, that a Revelation from God is not in itself an incredible thing, so as to be incapable of proof by any kind of evidence, is probably an opinion from which none will dissent. There will be no question whether He who created the mind of man can have access to it, so as to make communications of knowledge to it, in another way than by the natural and usual operation of its faculties. Of those who deny or doubt its reality, none, I presume, will deny its possibility, or pretend that it implies a contradiction or an absurdity. By one of the most eminent skeptics of the last century, it has been readily admitted, that " an extraordinary action of God on the mind, which the word inspiration is now used to denote, is not more inconceivable than the ordinary action of mind on body, or of body on mind." It is, then, in itself, and previous to experience, as credible that the one should take place as the other. Our belief, therefore, of its having Bolingbroke, Works, Vol. II. p. 468. taken place, or not, must depend solely on the nature and degree of the proof by which the fact, as such, is supported. And what is there to prevent such proof being given to him, to whom such communication is made, as to assure him that it is from God, and not from any other source; that it is not a delusion? Surely, He who framed the mind, and gave it all its natural powers, can be at no loss for the means of doing this in a manner perfectly effectual. If, for example, one were to find himself endowed with the spirit of prophecy, and the power of miracles, it...

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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. 1842. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. A REVELATION SUSCEPTIBLE OF PP.OOF. If there be a Revelation from Gorl, there can be no doubt that it must be susc...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217680631

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