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1889. Excerpt: ... VI. DIVINE PROVIDENCE: GENERAL AND SPECIAL. BY
REV. C. Z. WEISER, D.D. Fifty years ago the conviction that a
Creator--an Infinite, Supreme and Perfect Deity--exists, whose
nature inclines unalterably towards the highest good, mankind
cherished as firmly as the human mind holds any one of the
universally accepted axioms of truth. And possessing this
certitude, the kosmos of the universe was ever regarded as the
great treasury-house, whence the strongest proof of the being of a
God must necessarily be derived. "If you ask for a monument of a
God," it was commonly said, "look aloft and around; consider the
unity, harmony and design in nature." To-day, however, the Theist
finds his once fruitful field invaded by the Deist and Agnostic, to
harvest in, and to carry away some of the choicest stones for
erectiog the walls of their temple of doubt and unbelief. The
believer in the ancient and respectable tradition, that "in the
beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth, with all that is
therein," is confronted by the sharp-cutting criticism: --" The
realm of Nature abounds in disharmonies, too; in imperfections and
accidents; in cruelties and sufferings--in irregularities--as well
as in grand designs--which hardly comport with the character of an
alleged Omnipotent, Omniscient and all-good God, who either would
not, or could not forestall their intrusions." And furthermore;
conceding a supposed Deity to have originated and endowed Nature's
laws with their potent energies in their genesis, might He still
not have abandoned the universe to the vicissitudes of a purblind
fate, or to the fickleness of man's free will? If mankind cannot
positively assure itself that its individual members, and every one
of the myriads of creatures 'in the heavens above, in the ear...
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