Natural Obligations To Believe The Principles Of Religion, And Divine Revelation; In Xvi Sermons…

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byJohn Leng

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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. 1730. Excerpt: ... vine Being, who can neither be mistaken in his designs, nor hindred from doing what he intends. And the like may be said of all other moral perfections. For, in short, the want of, or failure in, any moral perfection, must: proceed, either from a defect of understanding, that is, from apprehending things to be otherwise than they really are; or from a want of power to act according to the nature of things; or from perverseness of will disposing him to act contrary to the true reason, or nature and fitness of things; but an eternal, intelligent, independent Being, infinitely wise and powerful, can be liable to none of these; for the two first cafes are directly, and the last, by necessary consequence, a contradiction to infinite Wisdom and Power. From hence it follows, that the moral perfections of all Creatures must be finite and limited, and capable of continual improvement, according to the extent of their wisdom and power; but the moral perfections of the Supreme Being, or First cause of all things, must be infinite and absolute. But then it does not from thence follow, that Goodne/s, yufl-ice, 'truth, and other moral perfections, are in. their nature or kind, quite different things in the divine Being, from what they are in other rational rational Beings, but only in degree. And this ought to be the more carefully observed, because, if Goodness, 'truth and justice, and the like moral Attributes which we ascribe to God Almighty, be not the same for kind, as they are in those Idea's which we frame of the like perfections in rational creatures, or in our abstracted reasonings about them from the nature of things; then it is in vain to reason at all about them: Since, upon such supposition, when we say, God is just, or good, or true, we can have no meanin...

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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. 1730. Excerpt: ... vine Being, who can neither be mistaken in his designs, nor hindred from doing what he intends. And the like may be said of al...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217730019

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