The Method of the Divine Government, Physical and Moral

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byJames Mccosh

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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. 1851. Excerpt: ... .? M SECTION V.--THE WORLD TO COME. The world to come, of which we speak, may be understood, first, as the future earth; and, secondly, as the state of man after death. First, The Future Earth. The past and the present point alike to the future. We live, not only in a world of change, we live in a world of progress. There has been a gradual and evi dently an intended advancement in the physical and intellectual amelioration of the race. While every benevolent mind must rejoice in this, it is just to regret the more that these real improvements are incapable of renovaling man's nature morally or spiritually. The improvements of which we boast are mere means or instruments, which may be used for good, but which are also employed for evil. The electric telegraph will employ its lightning velocity in the service of sin, just as readily as in the service of God. Painling and statuary have been patronized not unfrequently by the most selfish and profligate of men--such as the Medici--and have been corrupting as well as refining the minds of their votaries. Music must ever waft the spirit of man into a region of greater loveliness and grandeur than the actual world; but instead of lifting it to heaven, it has often transported it into a region where sin is rendered the more fascinating by the dress in which it is presented. Architecture has built temples to God; but it has also built mansions, in which temptation has spread its allurements, and its temples have been as frequentlydedicated to superstition as to the true worship of God. There is no one power or element in the world capable of regenerating it. The power which regenerates the world, like that which regenerates individual sinners, must proceed from a higher region. Nay, the very Church of God, and t...

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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. 1851. Excerpt: ... .? M SECTION V.--THE WORLD TO COME. The world to come, of which we speak, may be understood, first, as the future earth; and,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:206 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.44 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217094619

ISBN - 13:9780217094610

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