An answer to a late book [by M. Tindall] intituled, 'Christianity as old as the Creation'.

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Página 249 - If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father: and he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but for the sins of the whole world,
Página 116 - No sooner are actions viewed, no sooner the human affections and passions discerned (and they are most of them as soon discerned as felt) than straight an inward eye distinguishes, and sees the fair and shapely, the amiable and admirable, apart from the deformed, the foul, the odious, or the despicable.
Página 272 - If Christianity, as well as Deism, consists in being govern'd by the original Obligation of the moral Fitness of Things, in Conformity to the Nature, and in Imitation of the perfect Will of God...
Página 147 - And a part of that law is, that a man should forgive, not only his children, but his enemies, upon their repentance, asking pardon, and amendment. And therefore he could not doubt that the author of this law, and God of patience and...
Página 237 - Times has made them liable to be practis'd on, not by Creatures of different Species, but by thofe of their Own ; who, by a confident Pretence of knowing more than their Neighbours, have firft circumvented the many, the credulous and unwary ; and afterwards forc'd the Free-thinking few into an outward Compliance...
Página 272 - being puniuYd, or in hopes of being rewarded " hereafter, and for the fame Reafon is ready to do " the contrary, merit at leaft equally with him who " is in love with his Duty, and is govern'd, not " by fervile Motives, but by the original Obligation " of the moral Fitnefs of Things, in Conformity to " the Nature and in Imitation of the perfect Will '* of God ? This the Doctor will not deny to be " true Deifm, and they who do not act thus, de" ferve not the Title of true Deifts.
Página 237 - Tis the Obfervation of Naturalifts, that there is no Species of Creatures, but what have fome innate Weaknefs, which makes them an eafy Prey to other Animals, that know how to make the Advantage of it : Now the peculiar Foible of Mankind is...
Página 148 - ... to conform their actions to this rule, which they owned to be just and right. This way of reconciliation, this hope of atonement, the light of nature revealed to them...
Página 229 - Lawgivers are forc'd to have Recourfe to Punifhments, which are not connected with the Things they forbid ; yet a Being of infinite Power is not thus ftrait,en'd, but may make one the neceflary Confequence of the , other : And, indeed, how can it be otherwife, fince Good and Evil have their Foundation in the eflential Difference of Things, and their Nature is fix'd and immoveable : And confequently, our Happinefs depends on the intrinfick Nature of the one, and our Mifery on the intrinfick Nature...
Página 81 - ... and debauched practices through the world, that very few are able, in reality and effect, to difcover thefe things clearly and plainly for themfelves ; but men have great need of particular teaching, and much...

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