Modest Remarks upon the Bishop of London's Letter Concerning the Late Earthquakes

Author: Anonymous
Published: 1750
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,030 / 27 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 46.1
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 489
Added to site: 2010.05.05
mnybks.net#: 27615
Genre: Religion
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special Judgments of the Divine Being. Now, canst thou in Charity, as a Christian, think, that Popery could be numbered amongst these deadly Sins? The Errors of that superstitious Church are many; but God forbid, that we should imagine, that their Errors, in Point of Faith, are such, as to merit these special Marks of the Divine Wrath. Had that been the Case, this Island, and all Europe, must many Centuries ago, have felt the most dreadful Effects of these Calamities. If thou meanest in that Paragraph those, who continue obstinate in Error, in spite of Conviction, and the Dictates of their own Conscience, thou sayest right, and mightst have mentioned all such of every Persuasion in this Island. But, if thou meanest the gross Body of the Catholicks, whom we are bound in Charity to believe to act from Principle and Conviction, (and, indeed, they must be strangely infatuated if they do not;) thou hast verily been exceedingly to blame, to mention them on this Occasion. For remember, that from a Principle common t

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