Mechanics And Faith; A Study Of Spiritual Truth In Nature

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byCharles Talbot Porter

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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.1885 Excerpt: ... FAITH. We have now arrived at the solid ground of faith, in the perception and acceptance of the sublime truth, of the infinite and universal love of God, and the recognition of the modes of its uniform and ceaseless activity. As revealed in nature, the love of God is without limit, or preference, or change. From the impressive teachings of mechanical science we derive all our knowledge and form all our conceptions of the changeless nature of the Divine conduct. In unvarying uniformity of action, this science discloses a fundamental law, which we at once see must be common both to the physical and the spiritual worlds; or, in other words, must determine all the conduct of God. The importance of the service thus rendered by mechanical science cannot be adequately realized. A God who was not seen to be "without variableness," upon whose brightness the possibility of turning could cast a shadow, such an imaginary God could not be the object or the inspirer of faith. As observed in the preceding paper, the whole Bible must be read in the light of this revelation. We must not overlook here a fact, which has already been alluded to, and of which we have now a prominent example before us, and that is, the pervasive nature of mechanical science. Upon this greatest of all subjects, the Divine nature and conduct, this science is undoubtedly at the present day contributing most largely to emancipate the human mind from bondage to traditionary authority, and to form correct methods of thought, even when men are entirely unconscious of the influence to which they are indebted. The reception of these truths, of the universal and the unvarying nature of the love of God, seems to have been, and even yet to be, the most difficult of all things for mankind to become capable ...

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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.1885 Excerpt: ... FAITH. We have now arrived at the solid ground of faith, in the perception and acceptance of the sublime truth, of the infinite ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217783082

ISBN - 13:9780217783088

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