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1779. Excerpt: ... they really were: and to complete the whole he
aflerts, that, " the declarations of Scrip"ture represent all the
Heathen gods as dead "men." Thus he not only rejects the testimony
of the ancients, concerning what relateth to their own times, but,
in fact, he also affirms, that, those things were not the belief
and judgment, either of the inspired or Heathen writers, which both
the inspired and Heathen writers constantly affirm to be their be
lief and judgment. CHAP. IV. Concerning the Daemons mentioned in
the Gospel, and the Application of that 'Term by the sacred Penmen.
i.TT T E shall next enquire, in what sense VV Christ and his
apostles used the word daemon, when they spake of posseffions; for
we have no right to affix a meaning to this term which themselves
have never acknowledged? And, as a certain writer beautifully and
justly remarks, " It ought not to "be presumed or taken for
granted, that "any person whatever, who hath no inten3 ""tioq H
tion to deceive, uses words in a fense dif"ferent from the rest of
the world, unless "he gives express notice of his so doing. M
Whoever assumes a liberty of giving a new "meaning to words,
without explaining it, "cannot intend to enlighten, but to
con"found or insult the understandings of men. "A conduct of this
kind would be peculiarly "heinous in an instructor of the people,
who "never look further than to the obvious and "ordinary fense of
words, of such especially "as occur continually in common
conversa"tion. Shall we then cast so foul a reproach "as this on
Christ and his apostles, charge "them with guilt of the deepest
dye? Shall "we take it for granted, that they were thus "guilty
without the least shadow of proof?"--1 "If they had assigned a new
and peculiar "meaning to the word demon, .
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