Popular Objections To Unitarian Christianity; Considered And Answered In Seven Discourses

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byGeorge Washington Burnap

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ... estimate of morality may be different from that of our fellow-Christians, and may be higher. When we look around us, and perceive that the want of common honesty is one of the sorest, if not the very worst, of the evils by which our country is at this moment afflicted, and find that it extends not alone to those who profess to be governed by nothing higher than a mere worldly morality, but to the so-called religious, and that this sad deficiency is sometimes found in the management of religious affairs, and that some of the most fatal and ruinous disgusts to all religion are taken from the detection of the want of moral principle in those who make the loudest religious pretensions, we are sometimes tempted to subscribe to the common sentiment,--" An honest man 's the noblest work of God.'r We may at least be permitted to place integrity at the foundation of all human excellence. We do differ somewhat from some Christians in our estimate of the relation which morality bears to God. We believe that the law of morality is God's law,--those conceptions of right and wrong which God has written on the human heart. If conscience is God's law, then obedience to conscience is obedience to God, and in so far is a religious act, even if no especial thought of God comes into the mind. Disobedience to conscience is sin, and sin, from its very nature, is an irreligious act, a violation of religious obligation. If disobedience to conscience be sin, then obedience to conscience must be virtue, and acceptable in the sight of God, or the ways of God are not equal, and his government is a tyranny. If, when the choice is presented to me to do wrong or right, and it is counted sin to me if I do wrong, and not counted a merit if I do right, then I affirm that...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ... estimate of morality may be different from that of our fellow-Christians, and may be higher. When we look arou...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217787584

ISBN - 13:9780217787581

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