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The Works of Bishop Sherlock (Volume 3); With Some Account of His Life, Summary of Each Discourse, Notes, &C (Paperback) Loot Price: R343
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The Works of Bishop Sherlock (Volume 3); With Some Account of His Life, Summary of Each Discourse, Notes, &C (Paperback):...

The Works of Bishop Sherlock (Volume 3); With Some Account of His Life, Summary of Each Discourse, Notes, &C (Paperback)

Thomas Sherlock

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830. Excerpt: ... DISCOURSE LX. II CORINTHIANS, CHAP. IV.--VERSE 18. For the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. PART I. The motives to obedience in all religions are thus far the same, that they depend on the belief of another invisible world, and the different state and condition of good and bad men in it: for though it has been maintained, with some show of reason, that virtue is its own reward, and that man's chief happiness would consist in the practice of it, though there were no other rewards annexed to it, yet this, supposing it to be true, is by much too narrow a foundation to build religion on; for this could influence only men of abstracted thought and reason, who are in comparison a very inconsiderable part of mankind. The generality of the world live by sense, and take their measures of happiness not from the remote conclusions of reason, but from their present feeling, from the impressions which are made on them by the things which they deal and converse with every day; and the rewards and punishments of religion are calculated to this sense aud feeling, excepting only that they are distant, and not capable of being made the present objects of sense: for the punishments denounced in the gospel against the unrighteousness of men, are such as nature recoils at; such as, according to the sense the world has of misery and pain, are insupportable evils; and the only reason why they operate so weakly on the minds and affections of men is this, 'that they are not seen.' The same may be said of the rewards of the gospel: they contain the very happiness that nature thirsts after, which is life and pleasure for evermore: but neither can our eyes see these rewards; and therefore they fall short of raising men to that degree...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Thomas Sherlock
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 128
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-33237-7
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-154-33237-3
Barcode: 9781154332377

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