A Letter to Godfrey Higgins, Esq. Chiefly in Reference to Certain Arguments Unfavorable to the Christian Priesthood and the Christian Religion, which Have Appeared in His Recent Work, Entitled, "An Apology for the Life and Character of Mohamed. ...

C. & J. White, 1829 - 52 pages
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Page 12 - And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach...
Page 20 - He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, And from the river unto the ends of the earth. They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him And his enemies shall lick the dust. The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts. Yea, all kings shall fall down before him : All nations shall serve him.
Page 20 - But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches ; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.
Page 31 - Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin : but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
Page 15 - Having literally neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in 'his purse, nor scrip for his journey...
Page 46 - The Christians would do well to recollect, that the doctrines of Mohamed created a degree of enthusiasm in his followers which is to be sought in vain in the immediate followers of Jesus, and that his religion spread with a rapidity unexampled in that of the Christians.
Page 52 - In the larger mosques there are shei&s, or preachers : kiatibs, readers or deacons, who, in imitation of the prophet and caliphs, and in the name and under the sacerdotal authority of the sultan, discharge the functions of the imameth or high priesthood ; imams, who recite the namaz ; and muezzins, who summon the people to prayers ; besides cayyims or sextons.
Page 14 - ... copying, the disgusting trash which has been written respecting the character and conduct of Mohamed by the Christian priests — some of them (Prideaux for instance) men of great learning and high respectability — men who, indeed, ought to have been above such conduct, but whose zeal in this case has actually destroyed their sense of right and wrong, and, as it should seem, taken away from them the use of their understandings. If I were to detail the vulgar abuse in which they have indulged,...
Page 8 - ... following false principles, nothing is more certain than that by an inexorable law of nature true principles will assert their position, and we shall be punished for our mistake by being landed in difficulties greater than we had to contend with at the outset. It is a very old and often-exposed fallacy to argue against the use of a thing from the abuse of it...
Page 34 - ... (on which account it will be reprobated and attributed to a bad motive by the pious Christian, whose zeal is warmed by a live coal from off the altar,) yet it has saved from misery millions upon millions. Another modification of slavery, or alleviation of its evils, is to be found in the ordinance, that in the sale of slaves the mother shall on no account be separated from the children, a crime committed by our West-Indians every day.

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