A View of the Principal Deistical Writers that Have Appeared in England in the Last and Present Century: With Observations Upon Them, and Some Account of the Answers that Have Been Published Against Them, Volume 2

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T. Cadell, jun. & W. Davies, 1798
 

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Page 114 - But will God indeed dwell on the earth ? Behold, the heaven, and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee: how much less this house that I have builded...
Page 208 - And I will kill her children with death ; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts : and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
Page 420 - With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early : for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
Page 196 - My ground and belief is, that there is but one God and one mediator between God and man...
Page 121 - ... divine wisdom. There is nothing in the law of nature unworthy the author of it; and much less can it, or does it, contain any thing inconsistent with itself. The rules by which God governs even the system to which we belong are unknown to us; but this we know most certainly, that he cannot command in particular, what he forbids in general. He who has made benevolence to all rational beings the fundamental law of our nature...
Page 92 - God, maker of heaven and earth, was revealed to them, yet that revelation was shut up in a little corner of the world, amongst a people, by that very law which they received with it, excluded from a commerce and communication with the rest of mankind.
Page 246 - The riches, the honours, the reputation, and all the advantages which her treacherous indulgence poured upon me, I placed so, that she might snatch them away without giving me any disturbance. I kept a great interval between me and them. She took them, but she could not tear them from me.
Page 245 - Is it not worth our while to approve or condemn, on our own authority, what we receive in the beginning of life on the authority of other men, who were not then better able to judge for us, than we are now to judge for ourselves?
Page 426 - ... of religion, and difcountenancing vice and wickednefs; fince for this purpofe they are appointed, that they may be for the punijhment of evil-doers, and for the praife of them that do well. And it is then that their authority will have its proper influence, when it is ftrengthened by that of their own good example.
Page cclxvi - ... people, among whom the cuftom and art of pious lying prevailed remarkably, we may be allowed to doubt whether greater credit is to be given to what they tell us concerning the original, compiled in their own country and as it were out of the fight of the reft of the world...

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