Nature and the Supernatural: As Together Constituting the One System of God

Nature and the Supernatural: As Together Constituting the One System of God

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Nature and the Supernatural: As Together Constituting the One System of God

Nature and the Supernatural: As Together Constituting the One System of God

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The treatise here presented to the public was written, as regards the matter of it, some years ago. It has been ready for the press more than two years, and has been kept back, by the limitations I am under, which have forbidden my assuming the small additional care of its publication. It need hardly be said that the subject has been carefully studied, as any subject rightfully should be, that raises, for discussion, the great question of the age.

Scientifically measured, the argument of the treatise is rather an hypothesis for the matters in question, than a positive theory of them. And yet, like every hypothesis, that gathers in, accommodates, and assimilates, all the facts of the subject, it gives, in that one test, the most satisfactory and convincing evidence of its practical truth. Any view which takes in easily, all the facts of a subject, must be substantially true. Even the highest and most difficult questions of science are determined in this manner. While it is easy therefore to raise an attack, at this or that particular point, call it an assumption, or a mere caprice of invention, or a paradox, or a dialectically demonstrable error, there will yet remain, after all such particular denials, the fact that here is a wide hypothesis of the world, and the great problem of life, and sin, and supernatural redemption, and Christ, and a christly Providence, and a divinely certified history, and of superhuman gifts entered into the . . .

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