The Christian's Prospect; Or, A Cursory Survey Of The Revelations Of Scripture Respecting The…

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byAlexander Cuthbert

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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. 1838. Excerpt: ... THE CHRISTIAN'S PROSPECT, INTRODUCTION. Ir is generally admitted, I believe, that the scriptures are the source from which is derived the surest and most satisfactory information concerning the reality of a future life, and the circumstances connected with it. This admission forms a reason sufficiently strong for confining our attention to the scriptures alone, especially in a treatise upon the subject, designed for the use of those who admit their truth. To inquire whether the knowledge of that life has been communicated to man through any other medium, would necessarily lead to speculations but remotely connected with the subject upon the consideration of which we are about to enter, and would be productive of comparatively little advantage to the generality of readers. Such an inquiry, however ably conducted or however far it might be pursued, B could not discover to us more than the scriptures have revealed, nor render more certain the intimations which they give. It may not be unworthy of remark, however, that when those who possess the word of God investigate the subject, and profess to avail themselves of no assistance but what nature affords, they speak much more confidently than any heathen ever did; and they seem to imagine that the most satisfactory conclusions can be arrived at independent of the scriptures altogether. This, it will scarcely be believed, arises from their superiority of intellect or greater capability of investigation; for in some of the polished nations of antiquity there were men who studied the subject whose mental powers were of the highest order and who pushed their inquiries as far, perhaps, as it is possible for the human mind to push them, without extraneous assistance. During the long night of pagan darkness which ove...

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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. 1838. Excerpt: ... THE CHRISTIAN'S PROSPECT, INTRODUCTION. Ir is generally admitted, I believe, that the scriptures are the source from which is ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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