Nature In Scripture; A Study Of Bible Verification In The Range Of Common Experience

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byEphraim Chamberlain Cummings

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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. 1887. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. CRISES ACCORDING TO THE OLD TESTAMENT TEACHING. T TISTOEY may be figured as the outer court, and worship as the inner sanctuary, of universal reality. It is much that Anaxagoras or Hegel should ground philosophy on the assurance that the reason which we bring to the study of creation is a reflex of the Eeason according to which creation is carried on. But is it not much more that the same truth should live in the devout faith of mankind in general, a worshipful, though indefinable persuasion of one God, Author of all things? It must be remembered, however, that religious conviction, as well as speculative assurance is realized through discipline; only the discipline of faith is in a much sterner school than that of philosophy. The Old Testament sets before us the career of a people raised to an express and incontestable primacy in the knowledge of God and the service of faith. In their history the oneness of God stood for the unity of nature. If there was one only Creator of things visible and invisible, then from Him was the supernatural governance of nature as well as the original constitution of nature. Hence the gods of the heathen--the nature gods--fell down into the order of nature, and became no gods,--rather vanity and a He. Jehovah, who made the heavens, was Euler and Judge of all the earth; and the faith of his chosen people was to be ultimately the faith of mankind. But the unique service to which Israel was called of God, though a service of great dignity, involving the spiritual welfare of men in all ages, was no easy service. On the contrary, it seemed easy for the servants of Jehovah to be drawn aside into unprincipled complications with their idolatrous neighbors; and their seducing neighbors became in turn the rod of Jehovah, ...

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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. 1887. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. CRISES ACCORDING TO THE OLD TESTAMENT TEACHING. T TISTOEY may be figured as the outer court, and worship as the in...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217517773

ISBN - 13:9780217517775

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