Sermons and Tracts Upon Religious Subjects

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byWilliam Adams

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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.1777 Excerpt: ... universal experience against them? The author tells us, that we must judge of testimony by experience. It is more certain that we must judge of the experience of men by their testimony. It is far from true that all religions have been founded on miracles. None but the Christian and Jewish appear to be so founded. But there is a fort of miracles, which men of all religions have agreed in believing, "A miracle," as this author says "may fC be either discoverable by men, or not. te This alters not its nature and essence ." Many things appear to us to be effected by natural means, the first springs of which may be moved by the immediate hand of God. But every such interposition, in overruling or giving a new direction to the course of nature, is, as the author allows, miraculous. If then Providence ever interposes in punishing exemplary wickedness, or in the support of eminent virtue--in averting evil, or bestowing good--these are miracles. But these have been universally believed. These blessings of heaven have been implored and acknowledged, and these judg-i ments deprecated, in the publick and priC 3 vate vate prayers of mankind, from the beginning of the world to this time. P. 18.1, We cannot indeed argue, from these supposed interpositions, that therefore Provirdence will interpose in a visible and sensible manner. But it follows, that such interpositions are possible; it follows, that they are credible. If we believe these miraculous interpositions, when they do not appear to our fenses, what should hinder us from believing the like upon the report of our senses, or of credible persons who give witness to them.? If there are general reasons for concealing these interpositions, may there not too be special reasons for signalizing them at times to the sens...

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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.1777 Excerpt: ... universal experience against them? The author tells us, that we must judge of testimony by experience. It is more certain that w...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217553508

ISBN - 13:9780217553506

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