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Page 67 - It is allowed by all that the supreme God exists necessarily, and by the same necessity he exists always and everywhere. Whence also he is all similar, all eye, all ear, all brain, all arm, all power to perceive, to understand, and to act; but in a manner not at all human, in a manner not at all corporeal, in a manner utterly unknown to us.
Page 67 - ... in the person of a man, or his thinking principle ; and much less can they be found in the thinking substance of God. Every man, so far as he is a thing that has perception, is one and the same man dining his whole life, in all and each of his organs of sense.
Page 67 - As a blind man has no idea of colors, so have we no idea of the manner by which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things. He is utterly void of all body and bodily figure, and can therefore neither be seen, nor heard, nor touched ; nor ought he to be worshipped under the representation of any corporeal thing. We have ideas of his attributes, but what the real substance of anything is, we know not.
Page 67 - We know him only by his most wise and excellent contrivances of things, and final cause: we admire him for his perfections; but we reverence and adore him on account of his dominion...
Page 66 - Every soul that has perception is, though in different times, and in different organs of sense and motion, still the same indivisible person. There are given successive parts in duration, and coexistent parts in space, but neither the one nor the other in the person of a man, or his thinking principle ; and much less can they be found in the thinking substance of God. Every man, so far as he is a thing that has perception, is one and the same man during his whole life, in all and each...
Page 66 - His true dominion it follows that the true God is a living, intelligent, and powerful Being ; and, from His other perfections, that He is a supreme, or most perfect. He is eternal and infinite, omnipotent and omniscient — that is, His duration reaches from eternity to eternity ; His presence from infinity to infinity ; He governs all things and knows all things that are or can be done.
Page 66 - And from his true dominion it follows that the true God is a living, intelligent, and powerful Being; and, from his other perfections, that he is supreme, or most perfect. He is eternal and infinite, omnipotent and omniscient; that is, his duration reaches from eternity to eternity; his presence from infinity to infinity; he governs all things, and knows all things that are or can be done.
Page 50 - Now the smallest Particles of Matter may cohere by the strongest Attractions, and compose bigger Particles of weaker Virtue; and many of these may cohere and compose bigger Particles whose Virtue is still weaker, and so on for divers Successions, until the Progression end in the biggest Particles on which the Operations in Chymistry, and the Colours of natural Bodies depend, and which by cohering compose Bodies of a sensible Magnitude.