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A Theologico Political Treatise Part Iii

Auhtor: Baruch Spinoza

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... of Elijah to Jehoram, 2 Chron. xxi:12, which begins, Thus saith the Lord. (4) In the Apostolic Epistles we find nothing of the sort. ...
... for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. (34) We therefore conclude that the Apostles were only indebted to special revelation ...
... the Apostolic imprimatur, possibly with a view to the attention of the reader by asserting that they were the persons who had made such mark among ...
... however, as this doctrine has given rise to gross superstition and other pernicious results spoken of at the beginning of Chapter V., I ...
... nor were those men of old who possessed the original Scriptures, the ark of the covenant, nay, the prophets and apostles in person among them, ...
... of the Divine nature), and especially for such parts of such order as were foreseen by the prophets, for the prophets did not perceive future ...
... (45) II. Because it is one thing to understand the meaning of Scripture and the prophets, and quite another thing to understand the ...
... nor due to a hasty and mistaken scribe, for if the Bible had ever put forth a different doctrine it would have had to change the whole of its teaching, ...
... no doctrines in the sphere of philosophy, for in the last chapter I pointed out some of the kind, as fundamental principles but I go so ...
... his thoughts about God were more exalted, nevertheless doubted about the Divine promises, and complained to God that, instead of the promised ...
... the object of the Bible to make men not learned but obedient. (44) In spite of this the general run of theologians, when they come upon ...
... aim and object of Scripture is only to teach obedience. (11) Thus much, I think, no one can question. (12) Who does not see that both Testaments ...
... of God, without which obedience to Him would be impossible, and which the mere fact of obedience to Him implies. (25) This definition is so clear, ...
... I. That God or a Supreme Being exists, sovereignly just and merciful, the Exemplar of the true life that whosoever is ignorant of or disbelieves ...
... important subjects of my treatise, I would most urgently beg the reader, before I proceed, to read these two chapters with especial attention, ...
... and religion cannot be upheld unless-men purposely keep themselves in ignorance, and turn their backs on reason? (23) If this be so, they have ...
... reason has nothing to do with the matter. (39) Further, it is untrue that Scripture never contradicts itself directly, but only by implication. ...
... nor reason to the Bible. (62) Now, inasmuch as the basis of theology-the doctrine that man may be saved by obedience alone-cannot be proved ...
... of life, which could ever, in any possible way, be called in question or as though most of our actions were not full of uncertainty and hazards. ...
... Now I think. (2) The translators render the {Greek} word I infer, and assert that Paul uses it as synonymous with {a Greek word}. (3) But the ...