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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Adam then, being instructed in the will of his Creator, in a much higher and more spiritual te than any of his descendants, must have taught his children, and his childrens’ children, for many generations, with anxious solicitude, the words and expectations of eternal life. He that gives light and knowledge to all things, and is himself invisible, is what we call Yi.

They trust to the care of the master and driver, and implicitly commit themselves to their knowledge and good conduct.

In short, all the very ancient accounts of the Egyptians confirm this fact; that they were acquainted with the doctrine of a trinity in the divine Being, So in the first chapter of Hermes Paemander,he represents God as saying, “I am Light and I am Mind, even thy God — older than moist or fruitful nature, which he created from darkness; and the Son of God is that if Word, which came forth from the Mind.

He was the Father sge the everlasting ages, yet involved in our infirmities, and reduced to a state of extreme humiliation.

Several other valuable answers have appeared, each containing many important arguments on the subject; and as many of them as have come to my hands, have been perused, and though much pleased and edified with most of them, I have not been entirely satisfied with them, as applicable to the youth of our country, and those whose opportunities have not been so advantageous, as to guard them against the sophistry of art, cunning, and an inbred hatred of every thing sacred and holy.

From whatever distant source derived, through successive generations, and amidst a thousand perversions, the great truth contended for beams forth, with more or less splendour, in every country of the ancient world, and darts conviction upon the mind not prejudiced against the reception of revflation, by the suggestions of human pride, and the dogmas of false philosophy.

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The shepherds, with astonishment, visit the stable and the manger by direction of the messengers of Heaven, and find the more than royal babe, agreeably to their information. From these he first chose twelve disciples, who remained with him, the constant witnesses of his life and doctrines, to the end.


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On the reverse is an inscription in the Magogian language, and translated by the colonel into Latin, thus: Were you to ask if for one, affording the most rational and pleasing entertainment to the inquiring off, I should repeat, it is the Bible: But the principal difference among them, and a subject on which every thing depends, is, whether the Gods undertake to do nothing in the government of the world; or whether every thing were originally constituted, and is still directed by them, and will be so forever.

On this ground the learned Pocock defends Galatinus, who quoted many testimonies from the ancient Jews, which cannot now be obtained. Diodorus Siculus bestows the highest encomiums on Hermes-trismegistus as the founder of all the Egyptian learning, and it is said that he received his name from his teaching the explicit doctrine of the Trinity. It seems that they received the principles of their religion from Shem and Elam, who were their great ancestors.

In these oracles we find such singular expressions as these: Return to Book Page. They urge in all their teachings, the strictest refelation to truth, and threaten the severest displeasure of Almighty God against falsehood, dissimulation and hypocrisy.

From this revelatin of our author, some proper expectations may be formed of the residue of this curious performance.

However, it may justify critical examination and free inquiry, it cannot support the vicious mind in reviling serious things, ridiculing as revlation, facts and principles established by the experience of ages, or palming on us dogmatical assertions for serious truths.

Jaffreelisted Elias Boudinot as one of the Christian founding fathers whose views contributed to the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

The Age of Revelation, Or, The Age of Reason Shewn to be an Age of Infidelity

Lark Benobi added it May 07, Repeated miracles, however, soon oof his celestial origin. Boudinot was an earnest and pious man who held revelatjon positions of influence in the early U. While this answer was striking off at the psess, I have been favoured with the revellation of all the volumes of that learned, laborious, and expensive work, The Indian Antiquities, by Thomas Maurice; a work which has entered so fully into this subject, as to render nugatory all I have attempted in this part of my answer; and if I had seen it in time, I should have contented myself with either referring to it, or giving a few extracts from it.

That generation informed Boudinot and doubtless formed many of his views. The Age of Revelation: No trivia or quizzes yet. In submitting to the great mysteries of the Gospel, we believe, because God has said it–here then we rely on the divine veracity alone, and show our confidence in, and pay due honor to, his character and attributes; which is the life and soul of true faith.


While many of his arguments have since been weakened by Boudinot wrote this response to Thomas Paine’s “Age of Reason” disappointed that no one else had done so. The expectation of the Jews, as a people, and the learned men of the neighbouring nations, who were acquainted with their Scriptures, was raised to the highest pitch, by the fulfilment of the previous events foretold, as the signs of the approaching glory — Daniel had very early, and while he was a resident in Babylon, by his prophetic declaration, foretold the coming of the Messiah among the Jews, at the end of seventy weeks, or four hundred and ninety years, which must have been well known to all the nations of the east — add to this, that the Jews were then scattercd over all Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Certainly, by a strong faith eliaz 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.

At length the long-wished for period of his advent arrived; nor was the awful event, in which were involved the eternal interests of the human race, ushered in amidst darkness and silence.

Paul, that great judge of human nature, hinted at before: Get to Know Us. The serpent symbolized the Son, or first divine emanation from the Supreme. It would be even too absurd for our author, who seems, however, capable of almost any attempt, to charge the Gospel, or the Christian church, with the errors and abominable practices, of many of its mistaken, or disingenuous professors, when manifestly opposed by every precept and instruction of its system. The Lord hath said unto me, thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee.

Read more Read less. If you look through their whole history, every part of it bears the mark of truth and credibility. This pernicious superstition, though checked for a while, broke out again and spread not only over Judea, but reached this city meaning Rome also. Boudinot waited some time before deciding to respond to Paine’s Age of Reason. The other, in a very unacceptable manner, by refusing obedience to the revealed will of his Maker, and preferring the Woodless productions of the earth, raised by his own labour, as at least equal in the sight of God.

These however do not differ between themselves or in essence; and the union of both is the union of life.