Christian Truth and Modern Opinion: Seven Sermons Preached in New-York by Clergymen of the Protestant Episcopal Church

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T. Whittaker, 1874 - Sermons - 229 pages
 

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Page 224 - There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the creator into a few forms or into one; and that, while this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.
Page 202 - Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundations of the earth ; and the heavens are the work of thine hands...
Page 212 - These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens...
Page 121 - If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works : that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
Page 212 - ... advanced towards him, contemplate the filial and loyal bee ; the home-building, wedded, and divorceless swallow ; and above all the manifoldly intelligent* ant tribes, with their commonwealths and confederacies, their warriors and miners, the husbandfolk, that fold in their tiny flocks on the honeyed leaf, and the virgin sisters with the holy instincts of maternal love, detached and in selfless purity — and not say to himself, Behold the shadow of approaching humanity, the sun rising from behind,...
Page 145 - How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel! As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign aloes which the Lord hath planted, and as cedar trees beside the waters.
Page 211 - Every rank of creatures, as it ascends in the scale of creation, leaves death behind it or under it. The metal at its height of being seems a mute prophecy of the coming vegetation, into a mimic semblance of which it crystallizes.
Page 69 - Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man ; but every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
Page 66 - More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of. Wherefore, let thy voice Rise like a fountain for me night and day. For what are men better than sheep or goats That nourish a blind life within the brain, If, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer Both for themselves and those who call them friend? For so the whole round earth is every way Bound by gold chains about the feet of God.
Page 123 - Let us imagine, for instance, this grain of sand lying some few feet further inland than it actually does. Then must the storm-wind that drove it in from the seashore have been stronger than it actually was. Then must the preceding state of the atmosphere, by which this wind was occasioned and its degree of strength determined, have been different from what it actually was ; and the previous changes which gave rise to this particular weather ; and so on.

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