The Advantage and Necessity of the Christian Revelation Shewn from the State of Religion in the Ancient Heathen World: Especially with Respect to the Knowledge and Worship of the One True God : a Rule of Moral Duty : and a State of Future Rewards and Punishments. To which is Prefixed, a Preliminary Discourse on Natural and Revealed Religion, Volume 2
The University Press, 1819
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Page 360 - If I beheld the sun when it shined, Or the moon walking in brightness ; And my heart hath been secretly enticed, Or my mouth hath kissed my hand : This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge : For I should have denied the God that is above.
Page 272 - For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him ; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
Page 323 - Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.
Page 360 - ... and lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the Lord thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.
Page 210 - What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light : and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
Page 264 - Sit igitur hoc iam a principio persuasum civibus, dominos esse omnium rerum ac moderatores deos, eaque, quae gerantur, eorum geri iudicio ac numine, eosdemque optime de genere hominum mereri et, qualis quisque sit, quid agat, quid in se admittat, qua mente, qua pietate colat religiones, intueri piorumque et impiorum habere rationem ; 16 his enim rebus inbutae mentes haud sane abhorrebunt ab utili aut a vera sententia.
Page 333 - Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which 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.
Page 325 - I perceive, that God is no respecter of persons ; but in every nation he that feareth God, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
Page 87 - God, and could not out of the good " things that are seen know him that is : neither by consider" ing the works did they acknowledge the workmaster ; but " deemed either fire or wind, or the swift air, or the circle of " the stars, or the violent water, or the lights of heaven, to " be the gods which govern the world.