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1865. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. THE CREATION; OB, THE ASSEVERATIONS
OP MOSES CONTRADICTED BY KNOWN FACTS. Section 1. The Mosaic account
of Creation is the standard of orthodoxy, on that question,
throughout Jewry and Christendom. The dogmas of this account took
rise away back in the night of time; and, they originated in the
wild imaginings of the undeveloped rational faculties of some one
of the unenlightened tribes of mankind, long anterior to the dawn
of the light of Astronomy as now understood, and demonstrated, and
before the science of Geology had made its revelations to man. That
I may not appear too censorious and set down naught erroneously, I
will extract a sentence from the orthodox records, so called, which
set forth the how the material worlds were brought into being. The
extract that I give is part and parcel of the expressed creed of
the professedly Christian world, based on the Mosaic record which
is believed to be divinely inspired. But to the promised extract:
"The work of Creation is God's making all things of nothing, by the
word of his power, in the space of six days, and all very good."
Sec. 2. That there was a time when all worlds, including the one
that we inhabit, bad a beginning of formation, or, commenced to
agglomerate; otherwise, when the conglomerate mass of which the
worlds are composed, commenced to solidify, there cannot arise a
doubt in any enlightened mind. All solidified matter, in its
original condition, was in a state of fluidity, or gassy state,
filling immensity, and in that state containing all the elementary
principles, laws and forces that matter now contains. That matter
was spoken into existence by the power of God's word the record is
explicit, very; but at what particular moment in God's calendar he
commenced the creation of ma...
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