A Defence of Reveal'd Religion Against the Exceptions of a Late Writer, in His Book, Intituled, Christianity as Old as the Creation, &c

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S. Wilmot, Oxford: and sold, 1732 - Apologetics - 467 pages

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Page 373 - Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners...
Page 231 - ... of certain, real, and general truths : and I doubt not, but, if a right method were taken, a great part of morality might be made out with that clearness, that could leave, to a considering man, no more reason to doubt, than he could have to doubt of the truth of propositions in mathematics, which have been demonstrated to him.
Page 314 - The being and existence of the thing itself is what I call the original truth. A credible man vouching his knowledge of it, is a good proof: but if another equally credible do witness it from his report, the testimony is weaker ; and a third that attests the hear-say of an hear-say, is yet less considerable.
Page 247 - Purpose; nor an All-good Being any Thing but for their Good; it unavoidably follows, nothing can be a Part of the Divine Law, but what tends to promote the common Interest, and mutual Happiness of his rational Creatures; and every Thing that does so must be a Part of it.
Page 315 - I think it may not be amiss to take notice of a rule observed in the law of England, which is, that though the attested copy of a record be good proof, yet the copy of a copy ever so well attested, and by ever so credible witnesses, will not be admitted as a proof in judicature.
Page 354 - ... it's an odd jumble to prove the truth of a book by the truth of the doctrines it contains, and at the same time conclude those doctrines to be true because contained in that book...
Page 348 - Religion, we fhou'd be oblig'd to receive it ; and indeed, it's an odd Jumble, to prove the Truth of a Book by the Truth of the Doctrines it contains, and at the...
Page 402 - And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations ; and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the time of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
Page 244 - Protection, and will equally punim him for injuring others, as he would others for injuring him ; and confequently, that it is his Duty to deal with them, as he expects they mould deal with him in the like Circumftances.
Page 294 - Pofterity ; much lefs that this, or that, has been convey'd entire to diftant Times and Places ; efpecially, if a Revelation be of any Bulk ; and which may have gone thorow the Hands of Men, who not only in the dark Ages of the Church, but even in the Beginning, if we judge by the Number of corrupted Paflages, and even forg'd Books, were capable of any pious Fraud.

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