Complete triumph of moral good over evil

Paperback | May 20, 2012

byJohn] [barnes

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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. 1870 Excerpt: ... all theological systems to the test of the full and complete disclosures of revelation which we possess. There is no salutary repose for the human mind except in so far as it lays hold of great truths in a consistent and harmonious manner. Even practical views, as they are called, slip away from the grasp of the intellect, if not united with strong convictions, founded upon enlightened conceptions of our relations to God and to each other. Such convictions can only be maintained in efficient force by mental energy and continued effort, and if they have been weakened in this age the culpability rests upon religious communities, as they, although possessing greater advantages than their predecessors, have not diligently used them for the acquisition of increasing light and knowledge in regard to the most important objects of human investigation; but have sought an insidious and tempting repose upon the assumed basis of a delusive finality which has no existence on earth. Our convictions ought to be far more vivid and impressive than those of bygone epochs, as we have unrestricted facilities for the study of the Sacred Volume, and the means of obtaining far more complete and extended information concerning the Books of Nature and Providence than were placed within the reach of our forefathers. Before closing this chapter, I propose to offer some further criticisms on the two leading schemes of doctrine held by Christians, in so far as relates to the representations given by both, respecting the extent of the Gospel remedy for sin and misery. I believe the statements they make on that point are not in accordance with the declarations of the Bible, and therefore shall not hesitate to criticise them with the utmost freedom. If I sincerely believed that the Creat...

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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. 1870 Excerpt: ... all theological systems to the test of the full and complete disclosures of revelation which we possess. There is no salutary r...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:May 20, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217915906

ISBN - 13:9780217915908

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