The Young Christian; Or, A Familiar Illustration Of The Principles Of Christian Duty

Paperback | January 16, 2012

byJacob Abbott

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1832. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. EVIDENCES OF CHRISTIANITY: Grod,-who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son." The first inquiry which meets us, in entering upon the consideration of this subject, is, "What sort of evidence are we to expect?" The only proper answer is, that sort of evidence which men require to produce conviction and to control the conduct in other cases. The human mind is so constituted, that men are governed by a certain kind and degree of evidence in all the concerns of life--a kind and a degree which are adapted to the circumstances in which wa are placed here. This evidence, however, almost always falls very far short of demonstration, or absolute certainty. Still, it is enough to control the conduct. By the influence of it, a man will embark in the most momentous enterprises, and he is often induced by it to abandon his most favorite plans. Still, it is very far short of demonstration, or absolute certainty. For example, a merchant receives in his counting-room a newspaper which marks the prices of some species of goods at a foreign port as very high. He immediately determines to purchase a quantity, and to send a cargo there; but suppose, as he is making arrangements for this purpose, his clerk should say to him, "Perhaps this information may not be correct. The correspondent of the editor may have made a false statement for some fraudulent purpose, or the communication may have been forged; or some evil-minded person having the article in question for sale, may have contrived by stealth to alter the types, so as to cause the paper to make a false report, at least in some of the copies." Now in such a case would the merchant be influenced in the sligh...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1832. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. EVIDENCES OF CHRISTIANITY: Grod,-who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217376827

ISBN - 13:9780217376822

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