Modern Infidelity Considered With Respect to Its Influence on Society: In a Sermon, Preached at the Baptist Meeting, Cambridge (Classic Reprint)

Modern Infidelity Considered With Respect to Its Influence on Society: In a Sermon, Preached at the Baptist Meeting, Cambridge (Classic Reprint)

by Robert Hall
     
 

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The Author knows not whether it be necessary to apologize for the extraordinary length of this sermon, which so much exceeds the usual limits of public discourses; for it is only for the reader to conceive, (by a fiction of

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Excerpt from Modern Infidelity Considered With Respect to Its Influence on Society: In a Sermon, Preached at the Baptist Meeting, Cambridge

The Author knows not whether it be necessary to apologize for the extraordinary length of this sermon, which so much exceeds the usual limits of public discourses; for it is only for the reader to conceive, (by a fiction of the imagination, if he pleases so to consider it) that the patience of his audience indulged him with their attention during its delivery. The fact is, not being in the habit of writing his sermons, this discourse was not committed to paper till after it was delivered; so that the phraseology may probably vary, and the bulk be somewhat extended; but the substance is certainly retained.

He must crave the indulgence of the religious public for having blended so little theology with it. He is fully aware, the chief attention of a Christian minister should be occupied in explaining the doctrines, and enforcing the duties, of genuine Christianity; nor is he chargeable, he hopes, in the exercise of his public functions, with any remarkable deviation from that rule of conduct; yet is he equally convinced, excursions into other topics are some-times both lawful and necessary. The versatility of error demands a correspondent variety in the methods of defending truth: and from whom have the public more right to expect its defence, in opposition to the encroachments of error and infidelity, than from those who profess to devote their studies and their lives to the advancement of virtue and religion? Accordingly, a multitude of publications on these subjects, equally powerful in argument, and impressive in manner, have issued from divines of different persuasions, which must be allowed to have done the utmost honor to the clerical profession. The most luminous statements of the evidences of Christianity, on historical grounds, have been made; the petulant cavils of Infidels satisfactorily refuted; and their ignorance, if not put to shame, at least amply exposed; so that revelation, as far as truth and reason can prevail, is on all sides triumphant.

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ISBN-13:
9781330559420
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/02/2015
Pages:
60
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)

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