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understanding the written Word of God. I do

say that this necessity is essential; because, no doubt, the written Word of God "might have been so framed as to be intelligible to those who had not knowledge derived from the works of God. But, in fact, it has pleased God so to connect these two modes of revelation together, as that his written Word would be unintelligible to any being who was wholly ignorant of his works. Pd Again, in the foregoing statement I have mentioned the works of creation," and " miracles," as distinct modes of revelation, because, since it cannot be proved that God has created any thing since what we call the creation, these modes are, as it regards us, distinct. They are, however, essentially the same; and if it should please God at this time suddenly to create a new race of animals, or a new genus of plants, on the earth, it would be miraculous, in our common acceptation of the térm, though, in itself, nothing more than what took place when all the races and genera with which we are acquainted, were created. The real difference between these two modes, as it regards us, is, that the one is a revelation by effects, the other by processes the one by

ERUVIN:

OR,

MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS

ON

SUBJECTS CONNECTED WITH

THE NATURE, HISTORY, AND DESTINY

OF MAN.

LONDON:
PUBLISHED BY JAMES NISBET,

21, BERNERS STREET.

MDCCC XXXI,

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