The folly and unreasonableness of atheism demonstrated from the advantage and pleasure of a religious life: the faculties of humane souls, the structure of animate bodies, & the origin and frame of the world: in eight sermons preached at the lecture founded by the Honourable Robert the first year MDCXCII.

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Страница 237 - THEREFORE with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name, evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord most high.
Страница 238 - 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.
Страница 240 - ... that the soul of one virtuous and religious man is of greater worth and excellency than the sun and his planets, and all the stars in the world.
Страница 224 - Tis utterly inconceivable, that inanimate brute matter, without the mediation of some immaterial being, should operate upon and affect other matter without mutual contact; that distant bodies should act upon each other through a vacuum, without the intervention of something else, by and through which the action may be conveyed from one to the other.
Страница 241 - ... 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...
Страница 41 - 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.
Страница 138 - For chance is but a mere name, and really nothing in itself; a conception of our own minds, and only a compendious way of speaking, whereby we would express, that such effects as are commonly attributed to chance were verily produced by their true and proper causes, but without their designing to produce them.
Страница 225 - 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.
Страница 199 - We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living 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.
Страница 35 - But we are not of them that draw back unto perdition, but of them that believe to the saving of the soulq.