An account of reason & faith: in relation to the mysteries of Christianity

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Edmund Parker, 1740 - 236 pages

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Page 31 - I would only have you leafon rightly, and that you may do fo, would have you by all human methods to improve and cultivate your reafon as much as you can, being well perfuaded that as a half-view of things makes men opinionative, difputatious, and dogmatical, fo a clear and thorough light makes them humble, and diftruftful of themfelves...
Page 18 - God himftlf, and many .of them concerning himfclf and his own infinite perfections ? And what deference do we pay to God more than man, if either we fuppofe that he cannot reveal truths to us which we cannot comprehend...
Page 22 - ... be driven to fay that you comprehend the nature of God, which I hope you have too much religion as well as reafon to affirm. 10. And indeed if we meet with fo many infuperable difficulties in the fearch of nature, much more may we in the comtemplation of its author; if the works of God do fo puzzle and baffle our understandings, much more may they confefs their deficiency when God himfelf is their...
Page 66 - ... 8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he fhould after receive for an inheritance, obeyed ; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
Page 15 - Senfe and Congruity of Reafon in pretending to be a God in Heaven than to be a God upon Earth) I fay befides this, I would put it to your more fober thought to confider whether it be not every whit as great an Extremity in the way of rational...
Page 2 - God fpared not the natural branches, take heed left he alfo fpare not thee. Behold therefore the goodnefs and feverity of God, on them which fell, feverity ; but towards thee, goodnefs, if thou continue in his goodnefs ; otherwife, thou alfo fhalt be cut off. And they alfo, if they abide not ftill in unbelief, fhall be graffed in ; for God is able to graft...
Page 2 - Gentile, ** the branches were broken off," the children of Ifrael were rejected from being the people of God, " that I might be graffed in. " Well; becaufe of unbelief they were broken " off, and thou ftandeft by faith. BE NOT ** HIGH-MINDED, BUT FEAR. For if God " fpared not the natural branches, take heed leji
Page 28 - eye hath not feen, nor ear heard, nor " have entered into the heart of man...

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