An Essay On Evil Spirits Or Reasons To Prove Their by William Carlisle

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The old Serpent, meaning is which with is He deceiving the world. is is is He bribes some and allures others with pleasure. He surprisingly subtle, his strength omnipotent and styled the Tempter, his constant practice. profit, called which of old that serpent at the beginning deceived our first parents, still is by his own imme- ; his malice is great, but not deadly, his activity and is perseverance are equal to his enmity, and he has a command. great number of demons at his Again, the Apostle St Paul, tle to Second Epis- in his the Corinthians, calls Satan "the God of this zcorld;" because he sways his sceptre in the hearts of the children of disobedience.

1 ; never- the cloud and the storm such Tim. ii. And 14. in spite of the 37 MORAL EVIL CONSIDERED. blasphemous invective poured from the pens and and the activity with which the antidogmas, and disgustful heterodoxy of Uni- lips of Infidels, cbristian tarianism are propagated, truth will rise triumphant, be confounded. " plausible, I conceive it be entirely founded upon to an erroneous idea, relative to the speciousness of the motive which induced them to act, into consideration the evil nature if we admit of an agent, or by the plausibility of a certain motive, and if parents were deceived, either by the sub- the temptation, or the without taking of the means.

Attempt spirits. all infinite, this Where shall we begin ? We entetr we are lost it ! a region in which an impenetrable cloud every where encircles us is we gaze and grope ! unknown, and enveloped Now, consonant in but ! all is dark with these remarks, able to conclude, that no Devil exists ? reasons- is it Ignorance, and our inability to comprehend a to build fact, basis, on our conclusions, and rest the fabrib No, the only of our faith. all Certainly not. can never form a just, a philosophical which !

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