The court of the gentiles, or, A discourse touching the original of human literature: both philologie and philosophie, from the Scriptures & Jewish church : in order of a demonstration of, I. The perfection of Gods word, and church-light. II. The imperfection of natures light ... III. The right use of human learning ..., Volumes 3-4

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Printed by H. Hall, for Tho. Gilbert, 1677 - Philosophy
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Page 2 - There is a wisdom which knows when to go and when to return, what is to be done and what is not to be done, what is fear and what is courage, what is bondage and what is liberation - that is pure wisdom.
Page 377 - Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath : that by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us...
Page 185 - God hath over all : and by the natural law, whereunto he hath made all subject, the lawful power of making laws, to command whole politic societies of men, belongeth so properly unto the same entire societies, that for any prince or potentate of what kind soever upon earth to exercise the same of himself...
Page 369 - So great is the Majestic of God , and so Absolute his Dominion, as that he is obnoxious to no Laws, Obligations, or Ties from his Creature : this Absolute justice or Dominion regards not any qualities or conditions of its object; but God can by virtue hereof inflict the highest torments on his innocent Creature, and exempt from punishment the most nocent. By this Absolute Justice and Dominion God can inflict the greatest torments, even of Hel...
Page 202 - But he is for republics and against monarchies only that the man ' born to rule ' may have authority : such a man, for instance, as Lycurgus, ' born to rule, to command, and to give orders, as having in him a certain natural grace and power to draw men willingly to obey him.' In any State, he postulates, on the one hand, an enduring Constitution and a strong Senate of proved men ; on the other, a populace with equal political rights of electing to the Senate and of sanctioning the laws that Senate...
Page 307 - For the divine substance, by its immensity, transcends every form that our intellect can realize; and thus we cannot apprehend it by knowing what it is, but we have some sort of knowledge of it by knowing what it is not.
Page 185 - The lawful power of making laws to command whole politic focieties of men, belonging fo properly unto the fame entire focieties, that for any prince or potentate of what kind foever upon earth, to exercife the fame of himfelf, and not by exprefs commiffion immediately and perfonally received from God, or elfe by authority derived at the firft from their confent, upon whofe perfons they impofe laws ; it is no better than mere tyranny.
Page 126 - Chrift, v. 18. Let no •man beguile you of your reward, in a voluntary humility, and...
Page 58 - Wil is as a Pondus that carries the whole Soul either to good or bad : when the deliberation and intention of a bended Wil concurs in a good mater for a good end, the action is good : Aftiorefta And what bends the Wil in this manner, but virtuofc habits?

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