The Folly and Unreasonableness of Atheism ...: In Eight Sermons Preached at the Lecture Founded by the Honourable Robert Boyle, Esquire; in the First Year MDCXCII.

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Page 3 - God, Who made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein : Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways. Nevertheless He left not Himself without witness, in that He did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.
Page 9 - Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.
Page 3 - THE FOOL hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Page 35 - Because the revolutions of the primary planets about the sun and of the secondary about Jupiter and Saturn are phenomena of the same kind with the revolution of the moon about the earth, and because it has been moreover demonstrated that the centripetal forces of the primary planets are directed towards the centre of the sun and those of the secondary towards the centres of Jupiter and...
Page 2 - But we are not of them that draw back unto perdition, but of them that believe to the saving of the soulq.
Page 29 - Now, mutual gravitation or attraction, in our present acception of the words, is the same thing with this ; 'tis an operation, or virtue, or influence of distant bodies upon each other through an empty interval, without any effluvia, or exhalations, or other corporeal medium to convey and transmit it. This power, therefore, cannot be innate and essential to matter : and if it be not essential, it is consequently most manifest, since* it doth not depend upon motion or rest, or figure or position of...
Page 5 - ... times bigger than the whole body of the earth. If you say, they beget in us a great idea and veneration of the mighty Author and Governor of such stupendous bodies, and excite and elevate our minds to his adoration and praise, you say very truly and well. But would it not raise in us a higher apprehension of the infinite majesty and boundless beneficence of God to suppose that...
Page 6 - For matter hath no life nor perception, is not conscious of its own existence, nor capable of happiness, nor gives the sacrifice of praise and worship to the Author of its being. It remains, therefore, that all bodies were formed for the sake of intelligent minds : and as the earth was principally designed for the being and service and contemplation of men, why may not all other planets be created for the like uses, each for their own inhabitants which have life and understanding...
Page 30 - This would be a new and invincible argument for the being of God ; being a direct and positive proof that an immaterial living mind doth inform and actuate the dead matter, and support the frame of the world.

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