An Enquiry Into the Ground and Foundation of Religion: Wherein is Shewn, that Religion is Founded in Nature

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Tho. Cox, 1740 - Deism - 157 pages
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Page 108 - If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them ; thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams : for the Lord your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
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Page 53 - Lord, hast commanded us to love our enemies, to do good to them that hate us, and to pray for them that...
Page 124 - And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
Page iii - Reason affords plain, obvious, certain Principles, by which a man may distinguish these, and form a proper judgment in the case; and which an honest upright Man may safely and securely stay his Mind upon, amidst the various and contrary Opinions that prevail...
Page 81 - ... and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, 'betwixt me and my vineyard, -what could have been done more to - my vineyard, that I have not done ? — > — wherefore, when I expe&ed that it fl-ould bring forth grapes, brought it forth, wild grapes?
Page 126 - Verily I say unto you, In as much as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
Page 95 - Relations continue unaltered. If our firft Parent was the Creature of God, fo are we ; and whatever Service and Duty he owed, in Virtue of this Dependance, the fame is due from us ; nor can this Relation be ever made the Ground of different Duties in his Cafe, and...
Page 95 - ... him at firft how to ferve his Maker, our obligations being the fame with his, our rule muft be the fame alfo. The cafe is the fame with...
Page 94 - ... was a republication of the law of nature, and its precepts declarative of that original religion which was as old as the creation.

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