The Age of Revelation, Or, The Age of Reason Shewn to be an Age of Infidelity. by Elias Boudinot. Publication date Topics divine, author. The Age of Revelation has 8 ratings and 1 review. Samuel said: Boudinot wrote this response to Thomas Paine’s Age of Reason disappointed Elias Boudinot. A PEOPLE WHO MEAN TO BE THEIR OWN GOVERNORS MUST. ARM THEMSELVES WITH THE POWER WHICH KNOWLEDGE GIVES. THE AGE OF.

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The Age of Revelation: The Age of Reason Shewen to Be an Age of Infidelity

The whole process at Mount Sinai, shows that it was Jehovah-el, who met Moses there. In submitting to the great mysteries of the Gospel, we believe, because God has said it — here then we rely on the divine veracity alone, and show our confidence in, and pay due honour to, his character and attributes; which is the life and soul of a true faith.

There can be, therefore, no other criterion or evidence of the truth or falsehood of the assertion, but from those Scriptures, let them fee true or false.

They regard the Sun as the image of God; and some suppose it to be the place of his more immediate residence; others, that it was the seat of the blessed; but they insist that they worship Voudinot alone.

The circle implies the divine nature, without beginning or end.

Being impressed with the truth of the following observation, found in the preface to this admirable performance, I shall begin with it. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. They will perceive, that in this, as in every other instance, reason and experience unite in bearing testimony to the truth of the word of God.

Philo expressly calls the Logos??? Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. The Jews as a people, then professed firmly to believe, that their king Messiah, though the Word and eternal Son of God, was to be born of a Virgin — of the tribe of Judah — of the family of David — in the village of Bethlehem: It was, refelation first, designed to be confined within the limits of a few sheets.

The veneration for Abraham in those parts, proceeded from the great fame of hit piety, which was it is supposed there spread among them, by the [[ites]] in their dispersion all over the east, first on the Assyrian, and after the Babylonish captivity, Prideaux’s Connot. Maurice’s Indian Antiquities, wherein to his great surprize, and greater pleasure, he finds Mr. But how does the unbeliever better himself, by the denial of revelation, and flying to his religion of nature?

I ov to confine myself to the leading and essential facts of the Gospel, which are contradicted, or attempted to be turned into ridicule, by this writer. Hence also, in the Mosaic account of the creation before the fall, we find God frequently and personally communing with Adam, whose mind, thhe that pure and sinless state, was better calculated to receive the communication of spiritual and divine knowledge, and to bear a constant contemplation of the perfect attributes of the Divinity, than any of his fallen race.

Here we find that there still exists in that ancient Country, a sect of the Persians, who strictly adhere to their original principles in the midst of established Mahometism, and live separately from the rest of the inhabitants, as much boudinof possible, in order to preserve their purity. But you would never know any of these facts if you sat through a history lecture on the period in a modern-day college classroom.


These objectors find it difficult to submit to the faith of the gospel, because many things are above their reason; while they continually exercise the same principle in temporal things, which are subject, in one respect or another, to the like predication, in almost every action of their lives.

The latter is shadowed out by the circle that surrounds them, as well as by the point Kametz, T, subjoined to the three Jods, which denotes the essential unity, common to the three hypostases. It must be acknowledged, that however pleased I have been with Bishop Watson’s very learned, able, and judicious “Apology for the Bible,” I do not think it altogether calculated for young kf, and the lower ranks of the community; and it is really to be wished, that the title had been better adapted to the work.

Adam then, being instructed in the will of his Creator, in a much higher and more spiritual manner than any of his descendants, must have taught his children, and his childrens’ children, for many generations, with anxious solicitude, the words and expectations of slias life. Feb 15, Samuel Smith rated it really liked it.

To Christians, who are well instructed in the Gospel of the Son of God, such expedients rather add confirmation to their faith. The language of Justin Martyr, in the first ages of the church, to Crescens the philosopher, who had ungenerously, as wickedly, traduced the then Christians as atheistical and irreligious, is very applicable to our author. Several other valuable answers have appeared, each containing many important arguments on the subject; and as many of them as have come to my hands, have been perused, and though much pleased and edified with most of them, I have not been entirely satisfied with them, as applicable to the youth of our country, and those whose opportunities have not been so advantageous, as to guard them against the sophistry of art, cunning, and an inbred hatred of every thing sacred and holy.

And the famous Picus, earl of Mirandola, whose honour and integrity are not candidly to be doubted, professed to have read about years ago some very ancient Jewish manuscripts, which he purchased of a Jew at a very high rate, and in which he found the mystery of the Trinity — the incarnation of the word — the divinity of the Messiah, and many articles of our faith.

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It would be even too absurd for our author, who seems, however, capable of almost any attempt, to charge the Gospel, or the Christian church, with the errors and abominable practices, of many of its mistaken, or disingenuous professors, when manifestly opposed by every precept and instruction of its system. It is wholly beside my purpose, to proceed further in the important dispute relative to the Trinity.

It is testified on all hands, by heathens and by Jews, as well as Christians, and consequently cannot be denied. Are the enlightened, philosophic Newton, or Ritten-house, and revelatoon wandering savage of the Missisippi, on equal terms, with regard to this way to Revleation Diodorus Bousinot bestows the highest encomiums on Hermes-trismegistus as the founder of all the Egyptian learning, and it is said that he received his name from his teaching the explicit doctrine of the Trinity.


Is there not as strong faith required here, as in revealed religion? But there are other philosophers, and those of the first distinction, who think that the world is governed by the mind and will of the Gods; that by them every thing in the course of nature is provided for the use dlias man; and they express themselves in such a manner, as if they thought the Agr themselves were made for the use of man.

This was by tradition, which however limpid it may be near its fountain head, is, like other streams, very apt to swell and become turbid in its progress.

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The Age of Revelation, Or, The Age of Reason Shewn to be an Age of Infidelity

Allix — “The three persons in the Godhead, did there so conspicuously manifest themselves, that the ancients took thence occasion to tell the Arians, go to the river Jordan, and there you shall see the Trinity. It was in that happy state, when man’s more refined and perfect nature could eliqs bear the influx of great celestial truths, that the awful mystery was revealed to him, and it came immediately from the lips of that Divine Being, the mighty [[AfJT9 6i6i]] or self-existent, who, by his holy word created all things, and animated all things which he had created, by that energetic and boudihot spirit which bouidnot from himself.

Shabazz Pizazz rated it it was amazing May 17, The express declarations of Omniscience, as contended by the friends of revelatiln, are fast fulfilling. From this creed of our author, some proper expectations may be formed of the residue of this curious performance. But this writer appears to have supposed, that the knowledge of the Gospel might be gained by intuition; and of course is wholly unacquainted with the nature of its doctrines, abe seems to suppose his readers equally ignorant, or he would have seen the necessity of some kind of proof or argument to support his bold and unsupported charges against the Christian church as founded in the Gospel of the Son of God.

Many authors have supposed this Hermes to have been Moses, but the late Mr.

Did they not teach and inculcate the most pure and strict morality ever taught to man, revelaton that on pain of the utmost displeasure of Almighty God? It is their invariable belief, that man is a fallen creature.

The very circumstance which has given rise to these apprehensions, revelatoon universal prevalence of this doctrine in the Gentile kingdoms, is, in my opinion, so far from invalidating the Divine authenticity of it, that it appears to be an irrefragable argument in its favour.