The Atheist Confuted: Together with an Essay on Eternity, and Advantageous Thoughts, on the Duty of Man (Classic Reprint)
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Now I peremptonly challenge thee, O daring Atheist, to bring me one sin gle instance, that an unbeliever did at any time convince the world by a mir acle, that there 18 no God? Nay, thou art altogether ignorant of the produc tions of natural causes. Can' st thou make it appear, .by what means the soul is infused into a human body, how it exercises its several faculties in those secret recesses, 'or how it operates on the animal spirit? Nay, can can'st thou give an account of the vegetation of plants, or show how the grass grows Under thy feet? But farther, in there be no such supreme and omnipotent being, how comes it to pass, that the most part, 'if not all those of your pro fession, are in so great a consternation, when they come within the prospect of eternity? Are you wiser than all the rest of mankind in the time of your health, and such fools when ye come to dye, as to discover so many signs of fear, horror and amaz ment? One of the greatest proficient mthat sort of mad learning, could not forbear owning at last, that when reason was against aman, then a man will be a. Gainst reason another classm author in the school of Atheism, when he lay on his death bed, cryed out t and' a guard to watch with t the devil should tear him\to pieces another eminent Athiest being just.
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