Religious Duty

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W.V. Spencer, 1865 - 326 pagina's
 

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Pagina 151 - Magnificent ! How glorious art thou, Earth ! And, if thou be The shadow of some Spirit lovelier still, — Though evil stain its work, and it should be Like its creation, weak yet beautiful, — I could fall down and worship that and thee.
Pagina 122 - Thus, without a God and without a world, invisible to us now, but hoped for, the glorious ideas of morality are, indeed, objects.of approbation and of admiration, but cannot be the springs of purpose and action.
Pagina 132 - Whilst you are upon Earth, enjoy the good things that are here (to that end were they given), and be not melancholy, and wish yourself in heaven.
Pagina 165 - ... and practice; the Word is very nigh him, even in his heart, and by this Word he is to try all documents whatever. Inspiration, like God's omnipresence, is not limited to the few writers claimed by the Jews, Christians, or Mahometans, but is coextensive with the race.
Pagina 280 - What the light of your mind, which is the direct inspiration of the Almighty, pronounces incredible, — that, in God's name, leave uncredited ; at your peril do not try believing that. No subtlest hocus-pocus of ' reason' versus
Pagina 151 - The fan-coral sweeps through the clear deep sea; And the yellow and scarlet tufts of ocean. Are bending like corn on the upland lea : And life, in rare and beautiful forms, Is sporting amid those bowers of stone, And is safe, when the wrathful spirit of storms, Has made the top of the wave his own...
Pagina 213 - Let us adore the supremacy of that divine sun, the god-head who illuminates all, who recreates all, from whom all proceed, to whom all must return, whom we invoke to direct our understandings aright in our progress towards his holy seat.
Pagina 272 - Brahmen with fixed attention consider all nature, both visible and invisible, as existing in the divine spirit; for, when he contemplates the boundless universe existing in the divine spirit, he cannot give his heart to iniquity : 119.
Pagina 224 - 1. Do not kill. 2. Do not steal. 3. Do not commit adultery. 4. Do not lie. 5. Do not slander.
Pagina 219 - ... and the wealthy man would have purchased the Bible, but the poor man would not have been able to obtain it. Again, he who knew the language that was expressed by the letters, might have known what was therein contained; but the Scythian, and the Barbarian, and the Indian, and the Egyptian, and all those who were excluded from that language,, would have gone away without receiving any instruction. This however cannot be said with respect to the heavens; but the Scythian, and Barbarian, and Indian,...

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