Proofs And Illustrations Of The Attributes Of God (volume 2); From The Facts And Laws Of The…

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byJohn Macculloch

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1843. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 124 CHAPTER XXIX. ON THE ORGANIZED STRUCTURES; IN ANIMALS AND PLANTS. The very term, Power, is so commonly associated with effort, or with magnitude, extent, and other ideas connected with vastness, that it requires a certain exertion of mind to view it as operating in minute objects: and hence has this attribute of the Deity been sought in the great bodies and phenomena of the universe. Yet the contemplation of those alone will convey but very limited notions of the power which has been exerted in creation; since, notwithstanding its vastness, the great system of orbs is perhaps the simplest of all the works of the Deity. To Him, mere magnitude is nothing : and therefore we may view those myriads of globes as so many grains of sand, separated by such distances as to admit the whole visible heavens within the space of an ordinary apartment. And we see almost nothing else: nothing, as it relates to Him, and but little, compared to the whole display of His power. A single effort of will put all these globes into place and motion, and another command maintains their order for ever. I do not, however, undervalue this great act of power, which will come under review hereafter. My only wish is to prevent the reader from dwelling on this demonstration so exclusively as he has been taught to do; to remind him of the numerous other modes in which the Creator's power has been displayed, and to induce him to reflect on the multitude of things created and actions maintained through exertions of power far more complicated, and laws more obscure, than those which maintain, the great system of the universe. And as the present purpose is to display examples of that power in some of the minutest works of creation, I am desirous that he should at once lower the tone of his feelin...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1843. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 124 CHAPTER XXIX. ON THE ORGANIZED STRUCTURES; IN ANIMALS AND PLANTS. The very term, Power, is so commonly associated with effort, or...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217251870

ISBN - 13:9780217251877

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