Youth's Magazine,  9 (1836), 94–95.

The Rule of Moral Duty





Piety, Theology of Nature, Natural Law, Morality, Biblical Authority

    Observes that the 'first principle of religion is the belief in the existence of a God', noting: 'To the religious mind, all nature is a mirror, wherein is reflected the glory of its Maker'. Reflects at some length on this theme, concluding that to the Christian everything 'declares that God is the moral Governor of the Universe'. (95) States that humans, like other created things, are subject to divine authority, and that God's moral law is only to be found in the Bible.

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