The Religious Opinions of John Locke

Press of W. H. Humphrey, 1889 - 124 sivua

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Sivu 82 - Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
Sivu 38 - ... by supposing a substance wherein thinking, knowing, doubting, and a power of moving, &c. do subsist; we have as clear a notion of the substance of spirit as we have of body; the one being supposed to be ( without knowing what it is) the substratum to those simple ideas we have from without; and the other supposed (with a like ignorance of what it is) to be the substratum to those operations which we experiment in ourselves within.
Sivu 64 - I take to be a voluntary society of men, joining themselves together of their own accord, in order to the public worshipping of God, in such a manner as they judge acceptable to him, and effectual to the salvation of their souls.
Sivu 83 - What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction : and that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory...
Sivu 99 - ... revelation is natural reason enlarged by a new set of discoveries communicated by God immediately; which reason vouches the truth of, by the testimony and proofs it gives that they come from God. So that he that takes away reason to make way for revelation, puts out the light of both...
Sivu 44 - Hence we see that in all ages, men, in whom melancholy has mixed with devotion, or whose conceit of themselves has raised them into an opinion of a greater familiarity with God, and a nearer admittance to his favour than is afforded to others, have often flattered themselves with a persuasion of an immediate intercourse with the Deity, and frequent communications from the Divine Spirit.
Sivu 79 - God, when he makes the prophet, does not unmake the man : he leaves all his faculties in their natural state, to enable him to judge of his inspirations, whether they be of divine original or no. When he illuminates the mind with supernatural light, he does not extinguish that which is natural.
Sivu 38 - What is it that solidity and extension inhere in," he would not be in a much better case than the Indian before mentioned, who, saying that the world was supported by a great elephant, was asked, what the elephant rested on? to which his answer was, "A great tortoise;" but being again pressed to know what gave support to the broad-backed tortoise, replied, — something, he knew not what.
Sivu 91 - I must always acknowledge to that justly-admired gentleman the great obligation of my first deliverance from the unintelligible way of talking of the philosophy in use in the schools in his time, yet I am so far from entitling his writings to any of the errors or imperfections which are to be found in my Essay, as deriving their original from him, that I must own to *B.
Sivu 110 - England, therefore as in a figure triangle the base doth differ from the sides thereof, and yet one and the selfsame line is both a base and also a side ; a side simply, a base if it chance to be the bottom and underlie the rest: so albeit properties and actions of one...

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