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" Religion, in a comprehensive sense, includes, he says, a belief in the being and perfections of God — in the revelation of His will to man — in man's obligation to obey His commands — in a state of reward and punishment, and in man's accountableness... "
Popular and Complete English Dictionary: Exhibiting the Pronunciation ... - Page 1094
by John Boag - 1848
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Masonic Eclectic, Volume 1

1860
...still assert that Freemasonry is not religion. Religion is defined by WEBSTER thns: " Religion, in a comprehensive sense, includes a belief in the being and perfections of GOD; in the revelations of his will to man; in man's obligation to obey his commands; in a state of reward and...
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Freemason's Monthly, Volume 8

1877
...a vow to Deity, which is held very sacred by all true craftsmen ? Does it not require first of all a belief in the being and perfections of God, in the revelation of His will to man, in man's obligations to obey His commands, and in a state of rewards ? Does it not, in every teaching, inculcate...
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The Christian Foundation, Or, Scientific and Religious Journal ..., Volume 1

Aaron Walker - Religion and science - 1880
...have signified an oath or vow to the gods, or an obligation of such oath or vow.1' Religion, in its comprehensive sense, includes a belief in the being...will to man, in man's obligation to obey his commands — any religion consisting in a belief of a supreme power or powers, governing the world, and in the...
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Proceedings of the ... General Council, Volume 2

Alliance of Reformed Churches Throughout the World Holding the Presbyterian System - Presbyterian Church - 1880
...its most comprehensive sense, religion is both objective and subjective. Contemplated objectively, it includes a belief in the being and perfections of...revelation of his will to man, in man's obligation to obey the divine commands, and in his accountability to his Maker. Viewed subjectively, religion comprehends...
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Report of proceedings [afterw.] Minutes and proceedings [afterw ..., Volume 2

World alliance of reformed Churches - 1880
...religion is both objective and subjective. Contemplated objectively, it includes a beliel in the beir.g and perfections of God, in the revelation of his will to man, in man's obligation to obey the divine commands, and in his accountability t<> '. his Maker. Viewed subjectively, religion comprehends...
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Report of the ... Meeting of the National Conference of ..., Volumes 17-18

National Conference of Unitarian and Other Christian Churches - 1897
...lexicographers for a definition of religion, we find that it comprehends a belief in the being and perfection of God, in the revelation of his will to man, in man's obligation to obey his commands, and in man's accountableness to God ; and it also includes true godliness, or purity of life, with...
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Official Report of the Proceedings of the Meeting, Volume 18

Unitarian Universalist churches - 1899
...lexicographers for a definition of religion, we find that it comprehends a belief in the being and perfection of God, in the revelation of his will to man, in man's obligation to obey his commands, and in man's accountableness to God ; and it also includes true godliness, or purity of life, with...
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Some Ethical Phases of the Labor Question

Carroll Davidson Wright - Christian sociology - 1903 - 205 pages
...lexicographers for a definition of religion, we find that it comprehends a belief in the being and perfection of God, in the revelation of his will to man, in man's obligation to obey his commands, and in man's accountableness to God ; and it also includes true godliness, or purity of life, with...
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Under which banner - Christ's or Antichrist's?

William Phipps - Apologetics - 1906 - 272 pages
...interpretations. The following five definitions of it are taken from Webster's dictionary : — (1) Religion, in a comprehensive sense, includes a belief in the being...God, in the revelation of His will to man, in man's obligations to obey His comraands, in a state of reward and punishment, and in man's accountableness...
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An Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Sciences: Comprising the ...

Albert Gallatin Mackey - Freemasonry - 1912 - 913 pages
...given four distinct definitions of religion: 1. Religion, in a comprehensive sense, includes, he says, a belief in the being and perfections of God — in...obligation to obey his commands — in a state of reward andpunishment, and in man's accountableness to God ; and also true godliness or piety of life, with...
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