Religious Scepticism And Infidelity; Their History, Cause, Cure And Mission

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byJohn Alfred Langford

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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.1850 Excerpt: ... PART IV. CHAPTER I. RELIGIOUS SCEPTICISM; ITS MISSION. If we look into the natural world, we shall find that all, the most minute and seemingly insignificant parts, have their purpose and use in the divine economy. The careful student soon detects that the lowliest objects of creation contain as indubitable marks of the power and attention of the Creator, as the most colossal; and have a function to perform, which, being there, could not by any possibility be spared. Nothing exists in vain. What is here true of physical, may also be inferred of spiritual phenomena. We have seen that, all down the pages of history, scepticism, in some manifestation or other, has existed. That it has had some important mission to perform, we cannot for a moment doubt. We believe that, as storms, volcanoes, earthquakes, have all a great end to effect in the physical; so infidelity, which, under its various Protean forms, may be named the spiritual storms, volcanoes, and tornadoes, with which man has to contend in his struggle with truth and falsehood, has a mission of its own, important for the well-being of man. Over this, as over all the apparent evils of life, there is a superintending Providence, which turns it to good, and makes it subserve the cause of man, and the progress of the race. It is our duty, having inquired into its history, its cause, and uttered a few thoughts about its cure, to devote a few pages in endeavouring to ascertain what purpose God assigned this spiritual phenomenon in the general development of his plan. The history of the past teaches us how invariably the symbols which the necessity of our nature forces us to employ as the outward expressions of an indwelling truth and belief, become corrupted, until they finally usurp the place of the thing sy...

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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.1850 Excerpt: ... PART IV. CHAPTER I. RELIGIOUS SCEPTICISM; ITS MISSION. If we look into the natural world, we shall find that all, the most minut...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217983200

ISBN - 13:9780217983204

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