Some witnesses for the faith, 6 sermons

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byChristian Evidence Society

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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.1877 Excerpt: ... PRAYER VIEWED IN EELATION TO NATURAL LAW. "After this manner therefore pray ye."--Matt. vi. 9. The subject which I have to bring before you in this discourse is the Christian duty of prayer, for the purpose of vindicating it from the attacks of unbelievers, and pointing out that its practice is in conformity with the principles of the soundest reason. It is obvious that in treating it I must assume that those with whom I am reasoning are believers in the existence of a God who is the moral Governor of the Universe, for it would be absurd to argue that prayer is a duty with professed Atheists, or Pantheists. This is evident, because if any person starts with the assumption that our evidence is insufficient to prove the existence of a God who is a moral being, and not an impersonal force, then the absurdity of prayer must be conceded; for in that case there would be none to hear, and none to regard. With respect, therefore, to Pantheists and Atheists, there is only one course open to the Christian, viz. before we attempt to persuade them that prayer is a duty, to place before them the evidence on which we believe in the existence of a personal God, on the principle laid down by the Author of the Epistle to the Hebrews, that it is necessary that he who approaches to God should believe that He exists and is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. First, then, let me clearly state the nature of the views which it is my purpose to controvert in the present discourse. Stated generally they may be expressed in a single sentence. Prayer, according to my opponents, can produce no objective result, but only a subjective one. As, however, this sentence contains two scientific terms, it is necessary that I should translate it into simpler English. The meaning inten...

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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.1877 Excerpt: ... PRAYER VIEWED IN EELATION TO NATURAL LAW. "After this manner therefore pray ye."--Matt. vi. 9. The subject which I have to bring...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217052940

ISBN - 13:9780217052948

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