The Primeval World; A Treatise On The Relations Of Geology To Theology: a treatise on the relations…

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byPaton James Gloag

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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. 1859. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII DIVINE BENEVOLENCE ILLUSTRATED BY GEOLOGY. The works of creation reveal to us the existence and some of the attributes of the Supreme Creator. God has impressed His perfections upon the things which He has made. His goodness, especially, is made known to us in nature. "The Lord," says the Psalmist, "is good unto all, and His tender mercies are over all His works." "God," says the apostle, "hath never left Himself without a witness, in that He doeth good." And our blessed Saviour tells us that our heavenly Father is kind even to the unthankful and the evil. Not only revelation, but creation, throughout all its works, proclaims that God is good. The things which God has made, whilst they reveal to ue His eternal power and Godhead, at the same time disclose to us His infinite benevolence. This divine attribute is impressed on every thing which we behold. We see it in the glory and grandeur of the sun, in the mild radiance of the moon, in the brilliancy of the fixed stars, in the perpetual revolutions of the seasons, and in the constant succession of day and night. We read it in the verdure which adorns the earth, in the beauty of the flowers, and in the corn which covers our fields. We see it in the happiness of the inferior creation, in the warbling of the birds, in the fluttering of the insects, and in the life and activity and joy which everywhere abound in a sum L mer's evening. We experience it in the frame and constitution of our bodies, in the faculties and emotions of our souls, in our intercourse with our friends, in the interchange of thought and affection, in the comforts of domestic and social life, and in the peace and safety afforded by the institution of government. But not less clearly is this attribute inscribed upon the rocks. G...

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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. 1859. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII DIVINE BENEVOLENCE ILLUSTRATED BY GEOLOGY. The works of creation reveal to us the existence and some of the attrib...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217766374

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