My Progress in Error, and Recovery to Truth: Or, A Tour Through Universalism, Unitarianism, and Skepticism

Gould, Kendall and Lincoln, 1842 - 240 páginas

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Página 179 - Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven,
Página 16 - Good," which, I think, was written by your father. It had been so little regarded by a former possessor that several leaves of it were torn out, but the remainder gave me such a turn of thinking as to have an influence on my conduct through life; for I have always set a greater value on the character of a doer of good than on any other kind of reputation ; and if I have been, as you seem to think, a useful citizen, the public owes the advantage of it to that book.
Página 209 - Influence has its source in human sympathy. and is as boundless in its operation. If there were any doubt which of these principles most contributes to the formation of human character, we have only to look around us. We see that power, while it regulates men's actions, cannot reach their opinions. It cannot modify dispositions nor implant sentiments, nor alter character. All these things are the work of influence. Men frequently resist power, while they yield to influence an unconscious acquiescence.
Página 26 - And they prayed, and said, Thou Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, show whether of these two thou hast chosen ; that he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place. And they gave forth their lots ; and the lot fell upon Matthias. And he was numbered with the eleven Apostles.
Página 137 - My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work." " I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
Página 137 - He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father. . . . Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me...
Página 216 - ... of intellect. [" We are now to develope our grand principle. We see that it is in vain to seek in political institutions, or intellectual cultivation, the moral regeneration of the world. It is neither industry, nor science, nor machinery, nor books, which can make the happiness of a people. All these things are useful in their places, and it ought to be the care of the legislator to multiply them ; but if, content with having developed the intellect, that earthly part of man, he neglects the...
Página 55 - ... fanned the air, and the songs of heaven made the music of earth, and when He who inhabiteth eternity lay cradled a tender infant in the arms of a woman. The night when in this fallen world there rose the fresh spring of that river of God's pleasures, whose gentle flow has never ceased making the wilderness and the solitary place glad, and the desert rejoice and blossom as the rose.
Página 59 - Humboldt than that he was a profound scholar, and an able statesman : and the moving spring of all his actions would have remained concealed till the day when the secrets of all hearts shall be made known. It is well for the world that this has not been so : it is well to see the nobleman and the minister of state gathering from Christianity the rule of his life, and depending on its promises with the childlike confidence so acceptable to God. We have only to hope that our readers may find as much...
Página 201 - It is a bad spirit to cultivate. Disrespect to parental authority is the first evil resulting from it, but it is not the only one ; contempt for all human authority is the next; and in the end, a questioning of the authority of God himself.

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