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2ndly actions advantage afford allowed appears apply authority becomes better bound called cause CHAPTER charity Christianity civil command common concerning condition conduct consequence consider consideration consist constitution continue contract courts crimes danger death depend determined direct distinction divine duty effect equal established examples existence expected expediency express follows founded give greater guilt hands happiness House human important institution interest justice justify kind labour land liberty magistrate manner marriage means measure ment moral nature necessary never oath object obligation observed opinion parents particular parties person pleasure population prayer present principle produce profession promise punishment question reason receive religion religious requires respect rest rule Scriptures sense Show society species supply suppose thing tion truth virtue whole
Seite 15 - the doing good to mankind, in obedience to the will of God, and for the sake of everlasting happiness.
Seite 40 - And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air...
Seite 221 - They ought rather to reflect, that he who falls by a mistaken sentence, may be considered as falling for his country ; whilst he suffers under the operation of those rules, by the general effect and tendency of which the welfare of the community is maintained and upholden. CHAPTER X. OF RELIGIOUS ESTABLISHMENTS, AND OF TOLERATION. ' A RELIGIOUS establishment is no part of Christianity ; it is only the means of inculcating it.
Seite 27 - ... that the method of coming at the will of God, concerning any action, by the light of nature, is to inquire into the tendency of that action to promote or diminish the general happiness.
Seite 98 - ... from them, were supposed to be left to the voluntary bounty of those who might be acquainted with the exigencies of their situation, and in the way of affording assistance. And, therefore, when the partition of property is rigidly maintained against the claims of indigence and distress, it is maintained in opposition to the intention of those who made it, and to his, who is the Supreme Proprietor of every thing, and who has filled the world with plenteousness for the sustentation and comfort...
Seite 175 - Civil societies cannot be upheld, unless in each the interest of the whole society be binding upon every part and member of it;" — this is the third step, and conducts us to the conclusion, namely, "that so long as the interest of the whole society requires it, that is, so long as the established government cannot be resisted or changed without public...