The Age of Revelation, Or, The Age of Reason Shewn to be an Age of Infidelity. by Elias Boudinot. Publication date Topics divine, author. The Age of Revelation has 8 ratings and 1 review. Samuel said: Boudinot wrote this response to Thomas Paine’s Age of Reason disappointed Elias Boudinot. A PEOPLE WHO MEAN TO BE THEIR OWN GOVERNORS MUST. ARM THEMSELVES WITH THE POWER WHICH KNOWLEDGE GIVES. THE AGE OF.

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The brothers eliad sisters of Jesus Christ after the flesh, were among his disciples, and several revelafion them sealed their faith with their blood. Much has been advanced concerning the form of the Gods; the place of their habitation, and their employment; and on these subjects there has been much disputation among the philosophers.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. They will perceive, that in this, as in every other instance, reason and experience unite in bearing testimony to the truth of the word of God.

From whatever distant source derived, through successive generations, and amidst a thousand perversions, the great truth contended for beams forth, with more or less splendour, in every country of the ancient world, and darts conviction upon the mind not prejudiced against the reception of it, by the suggestions of human pride, and the dogmas of false philosophy.

Does it follow that, because wicked men will be guilty of counterfeiting the most valuable paper, that therefore the original and the counterfeit are to be considered as equally genuine? If this reasoning be just, history and the works of of the ancients must throw some light on this subject; and considering the tempers of the author of the Age of Reason and his disciples, it may be prudent, in the first place, to trace the necessary facts from heathen antiquity, as they may have more influence than any thing from a purer source, and as at the same time they will greatly corroborate the Mosaic history.

I was so enthused about this book my daughter was inspired to pick it up. To Isaiah it was foretold, that the spirit of the Lord should be upon him, that his birth should be miraculous, and his mother a virgin: The Jews, as a people, had lost every sense of the spirituality of their divine religion, and had settled down into mere form and hypocrisy.

Their prophetical books expressly foretold, besides the declaration to Adam, that the seed of the woman should bruise the serpent’s head many hundred years before the event, that in the fulness of time, God would send his prophet so termed by way of eminence to whom the people should hearken, and that in the seed of Abraham, all the nations of the earth should be blessed.

A nation in our day has made the attempt to try, what our author calls, reason and philosophy, will do without religion; and let me ask what has been the issue? As we advance still farther in these Indian researches, we shall find many other important points of religious belief, surprizingly elucidated; and thus, the Mosaical records and Christianity, so far from being subverted by the pretended antiquity of the Brahmins, will derive a proud trophy from the corroborative testimony of their genuine annals, and the congenial sentiments of their primaeval creed.

The Age of Revelation: The Age of Reason Shewen to Be an Age of Infidelity by Elias Boudinot

Diodorus Siculus bestows the highest encomiums on Hermes-trismegistus as the founder of all the Egyptian learning, and it is said that he received his name from his teaching the explicit doctrine of the Trinity.


Fiorette biudinot it as to-read Feb 14, These objectors find it difficult to submit to the faith of the gospel, because many things are above their reason; while they continually exercise the same principle in temporal things, which are subject, in aage respect or another, to the like predication, in almost every action of their lives. When we cease from importance as the citizens of this world, our real importance begins to be felt and understood. Colonial America was the context in which Boudinot grew up, as did many of his “founding father” contemporaries, such as James Madison also discussed in Rehnquist’s dissentwho was educated at Princeton College founded by Governor Jonathan Belcher and studied in the Princeton library whose main collection reveelation books was formerly Governor Belcher’s own library.

Corina Treece added it Jan 31, Stukely, a British author, who wrote about seventy years ago. That the breach of them, necessarily induces a separation from him, who is the fountain and source of all happiness and enjoyment; and, of course, necessarily induces misery in the extreme. Hence the triangle and the pyramid came to be numbered among the most frequent and esteemed symbols of Deity. A great deal of thought and humility went into the well-argued reply.

This pernicious superstition, though checked for a while, broke out again and spread not only over Judea, but reached this city meaning Rome also.

Hence the apostle, speaking of the heathen, says, “Because that xge may be known of God, was manifested to them, as in the margin of the Bible for God hath shewed it unto them — when they knew God, they glorified him not as God. Of these the circle meant the fountain of all Being; for this being the most perfect and comprehensive of all geometrical figures, they designed it for the symbol of the First and Supreme Being; whose resem-blance we cannot find; whose centre is every where, and whose circumference is no where.

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It is testified on all hands, by heathens and by Jews, as well as Christians, and consequently cannot be denied. Please try again later.

Greek, roman and ancient history and historians revelatiob used. He was a virtuous and amiable man. It is in these words — “In the whole world shineth forth a Triad, or Trinity, which is a perfect monad or unity.

Or regelation not every word and every idea totally repugnant to all the notions ever formed by the wisest among the Gentile nations of the earth, on the subject of religious worship? Really library quality that you will learn and enjoy reading. While Thomas Paine’s Age of Reason gets a great deal of press from skeptics, misinformed separationists, and atheists of every stripe, almost no one mentions Elias Boudinot’s book-length response.

In travelling, by sea and land — in eating and drinking — in ploughing and sowing; do they all, with one accord, exercise this virtue in its full extent: Copyright by Belcher Foundation.

The doctrine itself bears such striking internal marks of a Divine original, and is so very unlikely to have been the invention of mere human reason, that there is no way buodinot accounting for the revelatipn adoption of so singular a belief by most ancient nations, than by supposing what I have, in pretty strong terms, intimated at the commencement of this chapter, to be the genuine fact, that the doctrine was neither the invention of Pythagoras, nor Plato, nor any other philosopher in the ancient world, but a sublime mysterious truth, one of those stupendous arcana of the invisible world, which through the condescending goodness of Divine Providence, was revealed to the ancient patriarchs of the faithful line of Shem, by them propagated to their Hebrew posterity; and through that posterity, during their various migrations and dispersions over the east, diffused through the Gentile nations, among whom they sojourned.


Boudinoot Age of Reason, not content with ridiculing the miraculous conception eliws the Saviour of the worlds calls in question his divine mission also, by asserting, boudinnot it is not difficult to account for the credit that was given to the story of Jesus Christ being the Son of God.

It is not unusual boudinog hear the punishment of sin, stated as incompatible with the perfections and attributes of Almighty God: Livy makes mention of human sacrifices at Rome — Dion Cassius relates that two men were sacrificed in the Campus Martius, under Julius Caesar.

The heathen world was now in an awful state of darkness and vice. It ought to confirm the piety of the wavering Christian, and build up the tottering fabric of his faith. Did not the writers of the Gospels testify, by their whole conduct, that they were men of integrity, impartiality and virtue? How does he know that there is a God, who regards the affairs of men, or concerns himself with their well being?

All these things eilas did, or at least he endeavoured to persuade his followers that he did them as an evidence of his Almighty power; and that he had come down from God, and was the Rfvelation of God, the Messiah who was to come.

The Age of Revelation, Or, The Age of Reason Shewn to be an Age of Infidelity

For you I have written. These were all Jews; and they were at Jerusalem, the seat of all the great occurrences of his life and death, where a church was immediately established, and from whence their doctrines spread throughout all Judea, so as to raise a persecution against the whole profession. At length the long-wished for period of his advent arrived; nor was the awful event, in which were involved the eternal interests of the human race, ushered in amidst darkness and silence.

Did not Moses and Christ show their divine mission, not only by the nature and effects of their doctrines and precepts, with unblemished purity of life and manners; but also by doing, in the presence of all the people, works, that no other men ever did; and by appealing to them as the visible manifestations of Heaven, in confirmation of their claim, in which the multitudes could not be deceived?

As to the doctrine of the Trinity, it is not my design to enter into a dispute of so important a nature.