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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If these circumstances did not constitute the Apostles the most proper historians to record the life, actions and doctrines of their master, and do not operate as a strong confirmation of the facts they relate, I know not what human testimony, can amount to proof: Bryant thinks it a similar confusion of the letters; for what saith he, is Siphoas, but Aosiph misplaced, revelwtion is the Egyptian name of Joseph. But use the world, [so] as not to abuse it.
The like consequence was drawn by the people at large from his preaching long before, when he charged them with attempting to stone him for his good works — they denied the fact, but said, that it was “for his being only a man, yet making himself equal with God. There are thirty different places in the book of Genesis — one hundred in the law, and five hundred throughout the Old-Testament, where the words Elohim or Alehim, Eloheka and Adonai, Gods, the Lord thy Gods are made use of.
Boudinot waited some time before deciding to respond reevelation Paine’s Age of Reason.
Thus a man really and professedly denying the being of a God, and the obligations of revealed religion, is not guilty of infidelity: As we advance still farther in these Indian researches, we shall find many other important points of religious belief, surprizingly elucidated; and thus, the Mosaical records and Christianity, so far from being subverted by the pretended antiquity of the Brahmins, will derive a proud trophy from the corroborative testimony of their genuine annals, and the congenial sentiments of their primaeval creed.
Elias Boudinot The Age of Revelation On one side of this extraordinary medal is a representation of the Deity, with three heads and one body, evidently designed to convey the notion of a Trinity in unity.
If it should please God to make a special revelation of his will to an individual, with regard to any rule of conduct which he chose should influence those who wished to serve and obey him, and that individual is authorized to communicate it to me, attended with full and convincing evidence of its truth and certainty, am I nevertheless at liberty to disbelieve and reject such revelation with impunity?
Narbardia — Pompeditha and Soria, besides several other places famous for learning. He is said to have reigned about two thousand years before the Christian aera. 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, and 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.
He is persuaded that the Osarsiph of the Egyptians, one of the names by which Hermes was called, if Manetho, their earliest historian may be credited, is nothing else but a mistake in arrangement, for Sar-Oseph, or Lord Joseph of the bible. By this means churches were founded in the most famous cities then in the world, and men of all ranks, stations and characters, were brought by the force of these facts, to acknowledge the faith as it was in Jesus.
So liberals bring out what they believe is their biggest gun—Thomas Paine. The assertion is, that “the heathen mythology had prepared the minds of the people, about the time of the birth of Jesus Christ, for the belief of such a story, as that of his being the Son of God; and that the Gentiles only believed it, but the Jews had never credited the story.
The Age of Revelation: The Age of Reason Shewen to Be an Age of Infidelity by Elias Boudinot
Thus Homer, in the Hymn to Mercury, calls it the golden three leafed wand. But how does the unbeliever better himself, by the denial of all revelation, and flying to his religion of nature? Stukely, a British author, who wrote about seventy years ago.
Hartley, may be accounted for, from the then circumstances of things, without having recourse to real inspiration, and particularly if we admit as Mahomet did the revelations related and intimated by Moses, with his own divine legation. Shabazz Pizazz rated it it was amazing May 17, If you look through their whole history, every part of it bears the mark of truth and credibility.
From thence to the designation of the family in which he was to be born, was years. It has been repeatedly observed, that the mythologic personages, Brahma, Veeshnu, and Seeva, constitute the grand Hindoo triad of Deity. He that gives light and knowledge to all things, and is himself invisible, is what we call Yi.
But why does he believe it? Paine is considered to be an American Founding Father, and yet, unlike Paine, Boudinot actually served in a civil capacity in the United States that included work on the Constitution. This will be due to them, if we be noticed by them, and if in return they render any services to men; but if the Gods neither can, nor will do any thing for us, and give no attention to our conduct, why should we render them any kind of worship, or pray to them?
That the breach of them, necessarily induces a separation from him, who is the fountain and source of all happiness and enjoyment; and, of course, necessarily induces misery in the extreme.
Boudinot wrote this response to Thomas Paine’s “Age of Reason” disappointed that no one else had done so. Feb 15, Samuel Smith rated it really liked it.
The Age of Revelation: The Age of Reason Shewen to Be an Age of Infidelity
And now, where is the comparison between the supposed prophet of Mecca, revlation the Son of God; or with what propriety ought they to be named together? When we cease from importance as the citizens of this world, our real importance begins to be felt and understood. While many of his arguments have since been weakened by Boudinot wrote this response to Thomas Paine’s “Age of Reason” disappointed that no one else had done so.
Live in the world. Refresh and try again.
The Age of Revelation, Or, The Age of Reason Shewn to be an Age of Infidelity
Since the late discoveries in the East-Indies, which Mr. The conclusion of our author’s observation, “that the way to God, is open to every man alike,” is equally unfounded, on his own principles and representation.
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 ellas, common to the three hypostases. How much better had it been for the Carthagenians, if they had had either Critias, or a Diagoras, for their first law-giver, that so they might have believed neither God nor Spirits, than to make such offerings to Saturn, as they made.
He surely has never taken the pains to read, with attention, the narration which he thus attempts to contradict; and thereby he is deceiving the young and unlearned reader, in matters of serious importance to his best interests. Rejoice with them who rejoice, and weep with them who weep. Herodotus says, “That in the expedition of Xerxes into Greece, arriving in the country of the Edonians, in Persia, the magi took nine of the sons and daughters of the inhabitants, and buried them alive — and that when Amestris, wife of Xerxes, had happily attained to mature age with confirmed health, she ordered fourteen children of the noblest families of Persia, to be buried alive, in grateful sacrifice to the boudonot deity.