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Page 462 - He that believeth on him is not condemned : but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
Page 43 - That gravity should be innate, inherent and essential to matter, so that one body may act upon another at a distance through a vacuum, without the mediation of anything else by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to another, is to me so great an absurdity, that I believe no man who has in philosophical matters a competent faculty of thinking can ever fall into it.
Page 56 - Behold the fowls of the air : for they fow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns ; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they ? Which of you, by taking thought, can add one cubit unto his ftature?
Page 440 - There is a very strong presumption against common speculative truths, and against the most ordinary facts, before the proof of them; which yet is overcome by almost any proof. There is a presumption of millions to one, against the story of Caesar, or of any other man.
Page 297 - And whatsoever ye do, in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Page 333 - For what is our hope, our joy, our crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? For ye are our glory and joy," These, I say, with many others of a like nature, have been great refreshments to me.
Page 329 - ... to the city of the living God, to an innumerable company of angels, to the church of the firstborn, to the spirits of the just made perfect.
Page 354 - Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly of the church of the first-born, which are written in heaven, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the New Covenant, and to God the Judge of all.
Page i - On the reasons for expecting that virtuous men shall meet after death in a state of happiness. IV. On the importance of Christianity, the nature of historical evidence, and miracles.
Page 176 - But when we pafs further, and behold the dependency, continuation and confederacy of caufes, and the works of providence, then, according to the allegory of the poets, we eafily believe that the higheft link of nature's chain muft needs be tied to the foot of Jupiter's chair ; or perceive " That philofophy, like •' Jacob's vifion, difcovers to us a ladder, whofe " top reaches up to the footftool of the throne