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Page 198 - But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
Page 275 - God, and could not out of the good things that are seen, know him that is : neither by considering the works did they acknowledge the workmaster ; but deemed either fire, or wind, or the swift air, or the circle of the stars, or the violent water, or the lights of heaven, to be the gods which govern the world.
Page 114 - Qui autem requirunt quid quaque de re ipsi sentiamus, curiosius id faciunt quam necesse est; non enim tarn auctoritatis in disputando quam rationis momenta quaerenda sunt. Quin etiam obest plerumque iis qui discere volunt auctoritas eorum qui se docere profitentur; desinunt enim suum iudicium adhibere, id habent ratum quod ab eo quern probant iudicatum vident.
Page 244 - It were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an Opinion as is unworthy of him : for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely : and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity. Plutarch saith well to that purpose :
Page 311 - That the doctrine of a future state of rewards and punishments is not to be found in, nor did make part of, the Mosaic dispensation.
Page 323 - Yet this did not hinder their having recourse to a. future state to secure the foundation of Religion, which, St. Paul tells us, is the belief that God is, and that he is the Rewarder of them that seek him. The matter now begins to pinch : and the Doctor must be dumb, or confess that the only possible reason one can assign why the Jews had not recourse to the same expedient for securing the foundation of Religion, which the Gentiles had recourse to, was because they felt the performance as well as...
Page 81 - O genus attonitum gelidae formidine mortis ! quid Styga, quid tenebras et nomina vana timetis, materiem vatum, falsique pericula mundi? 1,55 corpora sive rogus flamma, seu tabe vetustas abstulerit, mala posse pati non ulla putetis. morte carent animae, semperque, priore relicta sede, novis domibus vivunt habitantque receptae.
Page 8 - ... and the interests of morality at the same time. How did they answer this ? They did not venture to vindicate a state of future rewards and punishments either by urging the doctrines of any philosophical sect, or by appealing to the judgment of their country. Their only resource was the replication, that " the doctrine of a future state of rewards and punishments was delivered to them from their ancestors.