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Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
and Church Union.
In furtherance of the objects proposed by you— and to their importance no truly good man can be indifferent - I beg respectfully to cast my MITE into your treasury of Christian information, by proving, on the solid basis of REASON, the undeniable fact of the “DIVINITY OF CHRIST,” from the evidence of the Doctrine he promulgated to the world, the absolute purity and perfect sublimity of which show at once that it could not be earthborn, but must have descended from Heaven. This desideratum once accomplished, “ CHURCH UNION” follows of course ; for, where the Doctrine is universal, the community who adopt it cannot fail to be unanimous. Euclid affords us a proof of the force of doctrine, which can never be refuted, because it is established on the solid basis of REASON alone, totally excluding all sensible phenomena.
Let this line of conduct be followed in “RELIGION;" it is in fact the only rational one, for here we have only to do with spirits: God is a spirit, the soul is a spirit — and the subordination of the will of Man to the will of God constitutes Morality and Religion, which, as Christ says, can exist only in the heart.
When this spiritual communion is so thoroughly understood that the « Code of Laws” established by Christ is not only separated
The Soul is simple - consists of spirit
Sensations are contingent
PRACTICAL REASON constitutes pure moral motives
Things need no personification, being already concrete
Matter is mutable and corruptible, and exists in-TIME
In TIME actions are valned for their utility
ATHEISM proved to be impossible
The DIVINE ESSENCE consists of only three persons
A TRINITY IN UNITY pervades all Rational Nature
The TRIUNE PRINCIPLE constitutes the essence of the Mind
Theories neither alter Principles nor Facts
Copernicus destined to correct erroneous theories
The “Sacred Volume" contains both the WORD OF GOD and the
WORD OF MAN.
Sensation can exist only in Sentient Beings
Material objects are devoid of Sensation
TIME and SPACE are laws of the Mind
All Nature is subjected to the laws of TIME and SPACE
River and Pond to illustrate the TRIUNE PRINCIPLE
The five senses are the inlets of Knowledge
TIME and SPACE defined as the depositories of sensation
TIME is the law of INTERNAL OBJECTS
SPACE is the law of EXTERNAL OBJECTS
Every object present to SENSE is INTUITION
EASON, by its six laws, constructs the SPIRITUAL WORLD
SPIRITS proved to exist.
Man, as a being of SENSE, is MORTAL
Man, as a being of REASON, is IMMORTAL
SENSE furnishes laws for the Body
REASON generates laws for the Soul
The laws of SENSE are FINITE
The laws of REASON are INFINITE
Knowledge is produced by SENSE