An Apology for Christianity: In a Series of Letters, Addressed to Edward Gibbon, Esq; Author of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Google eBook)

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J. Archdeacon, 1776 - Church history - 295 pages
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Page 52 - Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Page 32 - The Lord thy God will raife up unto thee a Prophet from the midft of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me...
Page 27 - And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers : and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.
Page 208 - ... sufficient to exalt the nature and regulate the manners of mankind. Shall we never have done with this groundless commendation of natural law? Look into the first chapter of Paul's Epistle to the...
Page 65 - Of that day, fays our Saviour, and. of that hour, knoweth no one; no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father only.
Page 229 - God, derived from the harmony and order of the universe, as old and trite ; there have been men, it seems, in all ages, who, in affecting singularity, have overlooked truth ; an argument, however, is not the worse for being old ; and surely it would have been a more just mode of reasoning, if you had examined the external evidence for the truth...
Page 74 - The divine inspiration, whether it was conveyed in the form of a waking or of a sleeping vision, is described as a favour very liberally bestowed on all ranks of the faithful, on women as on elders, on boys as well as upon bishops.
Page 93 - There was a time when no one was acquainted with the laws of magnetism ; these suspend in many instances the laws of gravity ; nor can I see, upon the principle in question, how the rest of mankind could have credited the testimony of their first discoverer ; and yet to have rejected it, would have been to reject the truth.
Page 54 - But beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Page 48 - We are made as the filth of the world, and the offscouring of all things unto this day. 1 Cor.

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