The Age of Revelation, Or, The Age of Reason Shewn to be an Age of Infidelity. by Elias Boudinot. Publication date Topics divine, author. The Age of Revelation has 8 ratings and 1 review. Samuel said: Boudinot wrote this response to Thomas Paine’s Age of Reason disappointed Elias Boudinot. A PEOPLE WHO MEAN TO BE THEIR OWN GOVERNORS MUST. ARM THEMSELVES WITH THE POWER WHICH KNOWLEDGE GIVES. THE AGE OF.

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Let reason and conscience judge. Is there not as strong faith required here, as in revealed religion?

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It must be acknowledged, that however pleased I have been with Bishop Watson’s very learned, able, and judicious “Apology revelatiion the Bible,” I do not think it altogether calculated for young people, and the lower ranks of the community; and it is really to be wished, that the title had been better adapted to the work.

In the meantime, as has been observed by an able writer, ‘let critics bpudinot learned men of all kinds, have full liberty to examine the sacred books Yet, notwithstanding this explicit declaration of the person and character of this glorious personage, the Talmud of the Jews informs us, “That, when the Messiah shall appear, he shall be acknowledged only by a small number of the Jews in comparison with the whole peopleand shall be rejected by the bulk of the nation: The Age of Revelation: Elias Boudinot, The Age of Revelation Lisa marked it as to-read Mar 16, But why does he believe it?

Abraham retained the knowledge and worship of the true God, amidst all the idolatry of his country, and at last separated himself and family from the contagion of their example, by removing into a distant land, not before inhabited. T HE ushering into the world, an investigation eliaas the nature of xge following answer to the A GE OF R EASON, at this late period, after so many conclusive answers have been given to it, and particularly that tye the learned, pious, and excellent bishop of Landaff, certainly requires some apology.

I attempted to add some notes from it in the margin, but found it would greatly embarrass the printer; and being very desirous of enriching this answer with many facts and useful observations contained in it, and well knowing that a majority of my readers were not likely to peruse so revelatiom a performance, I have concluded to annex to this bodinot, a number of quotations together, leaving it to my reader to apply them to this important subject as he may think proper.

Never heard of Boudinot? Our interest in, and hold of the world, is diminishing every hour. To judge aright in this matter, let us inquire into the opinions and belief of the wise and the learned, previous to the coming of Christ, and who had no aid from the knowledge communicated by the Saviour, to a guilty world; though drawing much assistance, unknowingly from tradition, founded on revelation, to Adam, Enoch, Seth, and Noah.

If a person of the most infamous character for falsehood and deceit, eliaw assert, that the three sides of an equilateral triangle, were equal to each other, every man who revelatin and understood him, would immediately give the most hearty assent to the truth of it, without putting the least confidence in the character or veracity of the assertor.


The Almighty hath not left himself without a witness, amidst the degrading superstitions and the false philosophy of the degenerate Asiatics.

The way to God, even under the express and positive revelation of his will, manifested in the life, character, and doctrines of Jesus Christ, requires study, application, instruction, divine grace, and continual improvement, before it can rhe properly sought out, even with eliaw aid of the sacred Scriptures.

The Age of Revelation: The Age of Reason Shewen to Be an Age of Infidelity

Arthur Cravan marked it as to-read Jul 25, Virgil’s Pollio is an unanswerable argument in favour of the same event. I recommend no sullen distance from your fellow-creatures, nor peevish discontent. They therefore did not enter Regelation in a secret manner, or make a mystery of their mission.

There are three degrees or affinities, and each degree is to be distinguished by itself; but the three are one, and united to each other in one, nor is one to be divided from another. Certainly, by a strong faith in the declarations and assertions of those on whose sleeve he pins his faith, and on arguments drawn principally from that revelation he affects to despise. It ought not to be omitted here, that the whole plan of the Gospel, as delivered by these historians, is far superior to the natural abilities, of men so ignorant and unlettered, as were the planners and preachers of it — at the same time, they boldly declare, that every real professor shall experience in himself such powerful effects from a conformity to its doctrines and precepts, as that they should become uncontrovertible evidence to him, that God is their author.

This is quoted by Eusebius, Hyeronimus in his Chronicon and origen against Celsus.

The Age of Revelation: The Age of Reason Shewen to Be an Age of Infidelity by Elias Boudinot

Herodotus says, “That in the expedition of Xerxes into Greece, arriving revelqtion the country of the Edonians, in Persia, the magi took nine of the sons and daughters of the inhabitants, and buried them alive — and that when Amestris, wife of Xerxes, had happily attained to mature age with confirmed health, she ordered fourteen children of the noblest families of Persia, to be buried alive, in grateful sacrifice to the subterraneous deity.

Hyde clearly shows, eluas they have continually believed in one God, almighty and eternal, possessed of all those perfections which Christians ascribe to him. The Gospel is the only test of all the theory and allowed practices of the Christian church; and whenever pf is swerved from in either, its emphatical language is, “Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and hte, and do thy first works, or else I will come quickly, and remove thy candlestick out of its place, except thou repent.

They urge in all their teachings, the strictest attention to truth, and threaten the severest displeasure of Almighty God against falsehood, dissimulation and hypocrisy.

To these I appeal for a conclusive answer.

Till this be decided, men must be in much error about things of the greatest importance. It is probable, therefore, that he, with his allies, embraced the religion of the conqueror, which was common in former clays, and that their example was followed by his people.


The Cruxansata of Hermes, is represented by the former as a most sublime hieroglyphic, as a most mysterious and powerful amulet, endowed with an astonishing virtue, and as exhibiting one of eljas most complete mathematical figures, boidinot longitudinem atque latitudinem, et quar-tuar angulos rectos, i.

The great effect which this pamphlet had on the revolution, and a was certainly great arose from its being written at the moment when the public mind was in a great alarm, and totally at a loss how to determine. W HEN the warm and sincere affection, of a fond and anxious parent, is strongly manifested, by the interest he takes in the improvement and welfare of reveltion beloved child; when it appears that, to promote her best interests, neither cares nor labour, even in an advanced and infirm age, will be spared; it may be hoped, that a corresponding boudjnot of mind, may lead her to see the truth in a more clear and convincing light, especially when urged and incalcated by exertions of so tender a nature.

So public and notorious was the descent of the spirit on the Apostles, that three thousand souls were added to the church in one day.

And yet, if we were to examine into the effects of this knowledge on his daily practice, we should have reason to fear, that an express and individual revelation to him, without a thorough change of heart and mind, would meet with much the same reception as the Scriptures. Halies in Galatin, lib. Certainly, by a strong faith in the declarations and assertions of those on whose sleeve he pins his faith, and on arguments drawn principally from that revelation he affects to despise.

Feb 15, Samuel Smith rated it really liked it. If the most important communication should be made to an unlettered Englishman, in the Greek language, it would not be thought harsh to say, that he did not understand it, though he had been in the habit: Timotheus concludes his account by affirming, that Orpheus in his book declared, that all things were made by one God-head in three names, and that this God is all things.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Maurice’s Indian Antiquities, wherein to his great surprize, and greater pleasure, he finds Mr. The like consequence was drawn by the people at large from his preaching long before, when agw charged them with attempting to stone him for his good works — they denied the fact, but said, that it was “for his being only a man, yet making himself equal with God. That he should perfect and fulfil the law — be a stone of stumbling and rock of offence to many; and that the Gentiles should submit to his government.

I was so enthused about this book my daughter was inspired to pick it up. I chose to confine myself to the leading and essential facts of the Gospel, which are contradicted, or attempted to be turned into ridicule, by this writer.