We do, then, with all earnestness, though without reproaching our brethren, protest against the irrational and unscriptural doctrine of the Trinity. To us, as to the Apostle and the primitive Christians, there is one God, even the Father. With Jesus, we worship the Father, as the only living and true God. We are astonished, that any man can read the New Testament, and avoid the conviction, that the Father alone is God.
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Through the vulgar error of undervaluing what is common, we are apt indeed to pass these by as of little worth. But as in the outward creation, so in the soul, the common is the most precious.
Christianity is not only confirmed by miracles, but is in itself, in its very essence, a miraculous religion.
Science and art may invent splendid modes of illuminating the apartments of the opulent but these are all poor and worthless compared with the common light which the sun sends into all our windows, which pours freely, impartially over hill and valley, which kindles daily the eastern and western sky and so the common lights of reason, and conscience, and love, are of more worth and dignity than the rare endowments which give celebrity to a few.
But the ground of a man's sic culture lies in his nature, not in his calling. His powers are to be unfolded on account of their inherent dignity, not their outward direction. He is to be educated, because he is a man, not because he is to make shoes, nail, or pins.
Innocent amusements are such as excite moderately, and such as produce a cheerful frame of mind, not boisterous mirth such as refresh, instead of exhausting, the system such as recur frequently, rather than continue long such as send us back to our daily duties invigorated in body and spirit such as we can partake of in the presence and society of respectable friends such as consist with and are favorable to a grateful piety such as are chastened by self-respect, and are accompanied with the consciousness that life has a higher end than to be amused.
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