The Bible on the Side of Science: A Lecture Delivered in New York, Dec. 14, 1874, Before the Society for the Advancement of Science and Art (Google eBook)

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1875 - 18 pages
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Page 10 - My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Page 10 - All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.
Page 12 - For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water, whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished; but the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
Page 17 - He measures the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meteth out heaven with a span, and comprehendeth the dust of the earth in a measure, and weigheth the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance...
Page 18 - He that planted the ear, shall not he hear ? he that formed the eye, shall not he see ? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know...
Page 4 - The first fact to which I would call your attention is this, that the men who have held the Bible as their guide, and who have revered it as the Word of God, have been the founders and fosterers of modern science.
Page 6 - Bacons, who were the precursors of the Newtons and Boerhaaves and Lavoisiers of later ages. It is vain to say they were persecuted. That makes only against their age, not against themselves or the Bible impetus under which they acted. The universities were always on the side of liberal study, and opposed to the restraints of superstition ; and to them, under God, Science is indebted for the high ground on which she stands to-day.
Page 9 - Moses and all who wrote the books of the Old Testament, that holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
Page 5 - Is not a knowledge of the elements of which the material world is composed, and of...
Page 6 - When all the rest of mankind were caring either for the mere necessaries of physical living or for wars of aggrandizement, Bible men were holding up the torch of science and striving by its light to read and understand the wonderful works of God. In the monasteries even (amid many dark and superstitious souls, it is true) were found the Roger Bacons, who were...

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