The Dissonance Of The Four Generally Received Evangelists; And The Evidence Of Their Respective…

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byEdward Evanson

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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. 1805. Excerpt: ... £ N both the general spirit and particular;' precepts of.the religion: bF Jesus Christ; there is something so amiable, so obviously conducing to the diminution' of misery, and thediflusion of comfort and happiness amongst mankind, that, it may reasonably be presumed, no man duly acquainted with that beautiful, that perfect system of morality, can be.so unfeeling for the concerns of his fellow-creature and so little a real friend to himself, as notto wish the truth of the Gospel Revelation could be so ' satisfactorily demonstrated, a&kito'convince the minds of men' of all degieos and stations, and induce them, not merely1'to profess to receive it, for that alone can answer no desirable purpose, but conscientiously to make it the rule of their lives and conduct at all times, and on all occasions, bothauqjufolic and ifi private. To accomplish this,-it; is, in the first place, absolutely neoessary;.that its celestial origin' and authenticity should" be fully ato'd' clearly ascertained, antl'.,no just cause left for doubt and uncertainty about it; for the least room for doubting in such a case, throws so considerable a weight into the scale of immediate self-interest, and our natural appetites and infirmities, as renders it next to impossible that its precepts should have any valuable efficacy upon him who doubts; notwithstanding all the prudential suggestions of modern preachers, that he who walketh religiously, walketh surely; and that the truest wisdom is to act upon the supposition of the truth of the Christian Revelation. Men sometimes act upon uncertain, dubious prospects, in the trifling concerns of the present life; but the views of futurity, opened to us by revelation, are too vast, too important for the calculation of chances, or the principles ...

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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. 1805. Excerpt: ... £ N both the general spirit and particular;' precepts of.the religion: bF Jesus Christ; there is something so amiable, so obvi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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