Twelve Sermons (volume 3) by Robert SouthTwelve Sermons (volume 3) by Robert South

Twelve Sermons (volume 3)

byRobert South

Paperback | January 6, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1727. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Hng with a Worldly Majesty, and Grandeur over such puny Mortals as themselves: Whereupon, as they frame to themselves no other Idea of Him, but such as they borrow from the Royal Estate of an Earthly Sovereign, so .they conceive also of their own Relation to him, and Dependance upon him, just as they do of that which passes between such a Sovereign and His Subjects; and consequently, since they find, that there is no Trince upon Earth so Absolute, but that he stands in as much need of his Subjects for many Things, as they do, or can stand in need of Him for His Government and Trotection; (by Reason whereof there must needs follow a reciprocal Exchange of Offices, and a mutual supply of Wants between them, rendring both Parties Equally Necessary to one Another). I fay, from these misapplied Premises, the Low, Gross, Undistinguishing Reason of the Generality of Mankind, presently infers, That the Creature also may, on some Accounts, be as Beneficial to His Creator, as such a Subject is to Itis Trince; and that there may be the like Circulation of goodTurns between them ;they being (as they think) within their Compass, as really Useful to God, as God far his Tart is Beneficial to them.,. which is the True No tion of Merit, or of being profitable to God. A Conceit, that sticks so close to Humane Nature, that neither 71'hilosophy, nor Religion can wholly remove it: and yet if we consider the limited Right, which the Greatest Prince upon Earth has over his meanest Slave,' and that Absolute, Boundless, Taramount Right, which God has over the very fame Things, and Perfons,which such Princes avow a Claim to, and by virtue of which Transcendent Right something is Gods which can never be Theirs: And even what is Theirs is still by much Higher Title His: I fay, if ...
Title:Twelve Sermons (volume 3)Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217412386

ISBN - 13:9780217412384

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