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The Bible Not of Man; Or, the Argument for the Divine Origin of the Sacred Scriptures, Drawn From the Scriptures Themselves (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 10 ene 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1847. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... other hand, urges them to truth and duty, and for truth and duty's sake. It nowhere instructs men, that if they receive these great truths and practise the duties they enjoin, it is of no consequence hy what motives they are influenced. It deals frankly in this matter. It reveals great and cardinal truths; it urges them upon the conscience by the authority of God, and by their own intrinsic excellence, and then leaves them to do their own execution. 3. Another remark in relation to these truths is, that no false religion would have disclosed truths that are so unwelcome and obnoxious to the human heart. The object of the Bible is not to please men, but to instruct and save them. Hence it withholds no truth, be it ever so unwelcome. While it evinces no desire to excite the hostility of men, or to excite, or confirm their prejudices against the truth; so far is it from shrinking from a disclosure of the most unwelcome truths, that these are the truths on which it insists with the greatest urgency. Instead of interesting men for an hour, its object is to interest them for eternity. Instead of fearing their displeasure, it lays its account for it, and proclaims these unwelcome truths " whether men will hear, or whether they will forbear." Instead of offering incense to their pride, its object is to bring their hearts to the test of truths the most humbling. Instead of descanting, however wisely, and learnedly, and beautifully upon such truths as these, they simply hold them up to the inspection of men in all their transparency, and illumined by the lights of heaven. Does it require any labored argument to prove that these truths are unwelcome and obnoxious to the human heart. We appeal to the nature of these truths themselves, to the conscious hostility of men towar...

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