A Plea for Religion and the Sacred Writings: Addressed to the Disciples of Thomas Paine and Wavering Christians of Every Persuasion (Classic Reprint)

A Plea for Religion and the Sacred Writings: Addressed to the Disciples of Thomas Paine and Wavering Christians of Every Persuasion (Classic Reprint)

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It hath been said by the late excellent Bishop Horne, that, "in times when erroneous and noxious tenets are diffused, all men should embrace some opportunity to bear their testimony against them." It will be allowed by

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Excerpt from A Plea for Religion and the Sacred Writings: Addressed to the Disciples of Thomas Paine and Wavering Christians of Every Persuasion

It hath been said by the late excellent Bishop Horne, that, "in times when erroneous and noxious tenets are diffused, all men should embrace some opportunity to bear their testimony against them." It will be allowed by every dispassionate observer, that, if. erroneous and noxious tenets Mere ever diffused among men in any age, they are eminently so in the present. I am so far, however, from considering this in the light of a misfortune to the general cause of truth, that I am persuaded purposes of the most important nature are to be answered by it, in the course of Divine Providence. But notwithstanding this persuasion, 1 have thought it my duty, in the following pages, to bear a decided testimony against some of the most pernicious of those errors which prevail among us, and to stand forward as an advocate in behalf of Religion in general, and the Sacred Writings in particular. If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

One might suppose, prior to experience, Infidelity was a thing of so gloomy and uncomfortable a nature, that no man of the least decency of character could be found, who would embark in the desperate scheme. But when we consider the many awful threatenings recorded in the Bible against persons of a certain description, the numerous passages apparently liable to very serious objections, the natural darkness of the human understanding, the perverseness of the human will, and the imperious calls of contending passions. Me need not be surprised that a large proportion of irreligious characters, who have little to hope from divine mercy, and much to fear from divine justice, should be induced to embark in any scheme.

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ISBN-13:
9781331081425
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/10/2015
Pages:
394
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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