Balfour castle was built upon their ancient possessions, in the vale or strath of the Orr, a tributary of the Leven, near their confluence. Many illustrious descendants with the surname of Balfour have been ennobled and three peerages, namely, the baronies of Burleigh and Kilwinning in Scotland, and of Balfour of Clonawley in Ireland.
The language of man follows things and imitates them; the Word of God precedes and creates them.
Man speaks because things are; but these are because God hath spoken. Let Him speak again, and things will revert together with man who speaks of them, to nothing.
Let us be content to perceive in creation a character which belongs only to God, and which distinguishes His work from that of His creatures. The human mind works only with the materials with which God supplies it; it observes, imitates, combines, but does not create.
The best painter in the world, composing the most beautiful picture that ever proceeded from the hand of man, creates nothing: Trace to the origin of each of the several things which have combined to form this picture, and you will find that all the channels from which they came, converge towards, and meet in the Creator, who is God.
In thus showing us from its first page that the visible world has had such a wonderful beginning, the Bible informs us that it is also as a Creator that God saves souls. He not only develops the natural dispositions of our hearts, but creates in them new ones, "For we are labourers together with God"; but labourers working like the painter, with what God has given to us.
We hear, read, seek, believe, pray, but even these come from God. Paul to the Ephesians, "to put off the old man, to be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and to put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
The Old uses the same language. Not only does David, rising from his fall, pray in these words by the Spirit: If He alternately deals out to them good and bad fortune — He creates.
I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I, the Lord, do all these things" Isaiah If He tries them for a time by chastising them through the hands of their enemies, He creates: If He raises up prophets to them, He creates: The creation of the world affords us a new lesson as to the manner in which God acts in the dispensation of grace.
There again, all that God makes is good, and very good; what is evil proceeds from another source. For all that is good and holy, let us ascribe the glory to God; for what is evil let us accuse ourselves.
This doctrine, too, is necessary in order that you should not make a false application of what you have just heard respecting the sovereignty of God.
He acts as Creator, we should say in things which belong to His government, but He only uses this sovereign power for good; He only gives birth to good thoughts, holy desires and dispositions, consistent with salvation.
God creates, but how does He create? At first view we only see here the sovereign Lord, alone at first in His eternity, alone afterwards in the work of creation. But a more deliberate contemplation leads us to discern in this singleness a certain mysterious union of persons previously hidden in the depths of the Divine nature, and displaying itself at the creation, as it was to be manifested at a later period in the redemption of our race.
And have you the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost?
The Three unite in the creation of the world; they unite in the redemption of man; are they also united within you? Are you born of the Father, and become His children?
Are you washed in the blood, of the Son, and become members of His body? Are you baptized with the Spirit, and become His temples? Ponder upon these things; for it is not a vain thing for you, because it is your life.
Finally, God creates, but for what purpose? No, He has nobler designs. The Lord has created all things for His glory, and His first object is to render visible the invisible things hidden within Himself, by giving them a body, and, if one may so speak, by exhibiting them in the form of flesh.
How often might a man, after he had jumbled a set of letters in a bag, fling them upon the ground before they would fall into an exact poem, yea, or so much as make a good discourse in prose!
And may not a little book be as easily made by chance as this great volume of the world? How long might a man be in sprinkling colours upon a canvas with a careless hand before they could happen to make the exact picture of a man?
And is a man easier made by chance than his picture?
How long might twenty thousand blind men, which should be sent out from the several remote parts of England, wander up and down before they would all meet in Salisbury Plains, and fall into rank and file in the exact order of an army? And yet this is much more easy to be imagined than how the innumerable blind parts of matter should rendezvous themselves into a world.
Chance not creative Athanasius Kircher, the celebrated German astronomer, had an acquaintance whom he much esteemed, but who was unfortunately infected by atheistical principles, and denied the very existence of a God.
Kircher, sincerely desirous to rescue his friend from his mistaken and ruinous opinion, determined to try to convince him of his error upon his own principles of reasoning.february 19 - vk national news broadcast on vk1wia the best news you'll get all week.
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|The Illuminati and The Protocols.||The professed purpose of the Spanish conquistadors in the Caribbean and Central America had been The professed purpose of the Spanish conquistadors in the Caribbean and Central America had been to convert heathen inhabitants to Christianity; yet, Bartolome points out that the true motive appears to be to accumulate wealth in gold.|
|INTRODUCTION||Hardly the first political writing published in Spain, but one of the first and perhaps the first important one written about the then-New World. Call it a DFW-style framing of cynicism and mistrust of the politically-motivated written word, but I read all of his assertions of the truth of what he writes to do the opposite of their intent:|
|Social Science History: Society and Science History TimeLine||Quite like the self-styled "Jews" of whom he writes, Ivan Fraser is without faith in either the Old or New Testaments and unbeknownst to himself he is portraying the mentality of a Talmudic "Jew," ignorant of the plan and purpose of God, and unaware that the Talmud is diametrically opposed to and nullifies the Torah.|
|Excerpts from “A Brief Account of the Devastation of the Indies” | History Spring||We are within two hours of Bagdad and I'm free to admit that coming up this river gives one a wholesome respect for our lines of communication.|
|The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion: Proof of an Ancient Conspiracy||The work reflects a tone of remorse and repentance.|
– 18 July ) was a 16th-century Spanish colonist who acted as a historian and social reformer before becoming a Dominican lausannecongress2018.com was appointed as the first resident Bishop of Chiapas, and the first officially appointed "Protector of the Indians".His extensive writings, the most famous being A Short Account of.
Apr 09, · The Dutch East Indies is now Indonesia. It was the Dutch East Indies in our horse trade days. The Netherlands is but a few hundred years old; the Indies a few million. Hellenistic Monarchs down to the Roman Empire.
The Hellenistic Age suffers from some of the same disabilities as Late Antiquity, i.e. it doesn't measure up to the brilliance of the Golden Age of Greece and of late Republican and early Imperial Rome.
This essay gives a brief overview of the events of August , when the volcanic island of Krakatoa in Indonesia exploded; it generated tsunamis which killed over 36, people, was heard 3, miles away, and produced measurable changes in sea level and air pressure across the world. Spirituality and Science are both valid!
Our coverage of the Faith versus Reason Debate begins with a brief overview of the Spirituality taught by Christianity and of the, highly similar, Spiritualities upheld by ALL of the non-Christian World Religions.