A defence of the peculiar institutions and doctrines of Christianity: In answer to a late pamphlet, entitled, Deism fairly stated and fully vindicated from the gross imputations and groundless calumnies of modern believers

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E. Owen, 1746 - Religion - 66 pages
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Page 36 - ... there is no kind of faculty or power in man, or any other creature, which can rightly perform the functions allotted to it, without perpetual aid and concurrence of that Supreme Cause of all things.
Page 12 - Thus then as to the law, in short : the civil and ritual part of the law delivered by Moses obliges not Christians, though to the Jews it were a part of the law of works ; it being a part of the law of nature, that man ought to obey every positive law of God, whenever he shall please to make any such addition to the law of his nature. But the moral part of Moses's law, or the moral law, (which is...
Page 24 - Proof to be made, that the Scriptures are a Divine Revelation, and the very Word of God ; for if that Point be proved, the Contro•uerfy at once is at an End.
Page 50 - Account, the learned Author of the Practical Difcourfe concerning a Future "Judgment has given, how neceflary, congruous, and fitting it is, that Jefus Chrift fhould judge the World ? * " It .is very fitting the World fhould be " vifibly judged, for without this all the Pomp, and Triumph of Judgment, nay, fome of the principal Ends of Judgment are loft : God judges the World " in a public Manner, to convince the " World, of his Power, and Juftice, and " Goodnefs, in the final Deftru&ion of all "...
Page 30 - For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even bis eternal power and Godhead ; so that they are without excuse : 21.
Page 18 - This i's a plain Confequence from a moft evident Maxim, to which you have engaged the Aflent of your P.i7,i8. whole Party. There being no true Deift that 'will hefitate a Moment, to allow that WHAT GOD SAITH is TRUTH.
Page 5 - Religion is." From whence it feems very natural to infer, that the other Parts of the Religion of Chrift are fcarce worth any thing at all of our Notice. So excellent and glorious a Part of the Chriftian Inftitution, then is true Deifm, or pure natural Religion, as adopted into, and propofed to be incorporated with it. Now what I have cited from thofe judicious Divines, which fo directly prove the Abfurdity of Dr.
Page 36 - ... the Cafe, if Man can by his Reafon difcern the Truth of a Propofition, that is above his Reafon, or be rationally convinced of the Truth of what lies quite out of the Reach of his reafoning Faculty to form any Judgment at all about. And tho...
Page 22 - Nature, thus abfolutely confidered and in its full Extent, is only known to God, if he fhould be pleafed to make a fupernatural Revelation of fuch Parts of that Law to us, which our unaflifted Reafon could never have difcovered ; fuch a Revelation ought to be gratefully received, and readily acknowledged. And tho...
Page 64 - It was the general Opinion, under the " Light of Nature, that Repentance and " Reformation, alone and by itfelf, was not ••* fufficient to do away Sin, and procure a '" full Remiffion of the Penalties annext to ** it ; and the Reafon of the Thing does not -* 'at all lead to any fuch Conclufion.

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