Astro-theology: Or, A Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God, from a Survey of the Heavens. Illustrated with Copper Plates

W. Innys, 1731 - 246 sider

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Side xv - His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it : and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
Side xv - Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon ; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies.
Side lxii - THE heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.
Side 36 - But in this our scheme we have a far more extensive, grand, and noble view of God's works: a far greater number of them, not those alone that former ages saw, but multitudes of others that the...
Side xliii - Sun, and fb many as are imagined to be about the Fixt Stars ? To which the anfwer is, That they are Worlds, or places of Habitation, which is concluded from their being habitable, and well provided for Habitation.
Side 22 - ... and distance of the fixed stars. We admire, indeed with propriety, the vast bulk of our own globe ; but, when we consider how much it is surpassed by most of the heavenly bodies, what a point it degenerates into, and how little more even the vast orbit in which it revolves would appear, when seen from some of the fixed stars, we begin to conceive more just ideas of the extent of the universe, and of the boundaries of creation.
Side 9 - ... eye not much larger than the moon, which is only an attendant on our earth. When looking at the Sun...
Side 216 - Things that thofe accounted happy abound with ; and fappofing that thefe People had never at any Time gone out upon the Earth, but only by Report had heard there was fuch a Thing as the Deity, and a Power of the Gods; and that at a certain Time afterwards the Earth fhould open, and this People get out from their hidden Manfions into the Places we inhabit, when on the fudden they fhould...
Side 221 - Arguments we colleEl from the innate Opinion which all Men have of the Gods : For there is no Nation in the World fo void of Law and Morality , as not to believe but there are fame Gods.

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