The Method Of The Divine Government, Physical And Moral

Paperback | May 8, 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: ... actual world, there is a check upon both these extremes; but a check which would not have been effectual, if they had not been extremes. There are means, in the circumambient conductors, of allowing an escape to the dangerous power which might collect at either pole. The indolence and luxuriousness of the prosperous classes, as seen, for instance, in the courts of Eastern kings, has no vitality in it, and it putrifies like the vegetation of warmer climates. Again, the sterner evils which proceed from poverty and discontent and suffering, clash and fight till they destroy each other and disappear. The extremes thus contain their own checks within themselves; both are suicidal; while the mean is kept in a healthy state by the skilful counteractions of God's natural providence. The conclusion is now forcing itself upon us, that virtue so called may be upheld fully as much by the providence of God as by the strength of any inherent principle within; and that this world is kept from inextricable confusion by a thousand minute arrangements--as the ocean is held in its bed by a boundary of particles of sand. And what must be the character and condition of our race when these restraints are withdrawn, as they must be in the other world. Some sensitive minds shrink from the very ideaof a place of darkness to which the wicked are consigned. But when the wicked are separated from the good, and when the wicked are nol under restraint, we cannot conceive how there should be anything else than hopeless madness and violence. Men need only to be abandoned by God to create before the time a hell on this earth. There may be a time coming in our world's history when these restraints being removed, human wickedness shall reign without control; when the convulsions hitherto co...

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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: ... actual world, there is a check upon both these extremes; but a check which would not have been effectual, if they had not been ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:206 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.44 inPublished:May 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217763308

ISBN - 13:9780217763301

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