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" A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature ; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature of the fact, is as entire as any argument from experience can possibly be imagined. "
Lectures on Ecclesiastical History - Page 414
by George Campbell - 1807 - 503 pages
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The Evidences of Christianity, in Their External Division: Exhibited in a ...

Charles Pettit McIlvaine - Apologetics - 1832 - 526 pages
...miraculous, there arises a contest of two opposite experiences, or proof against proof. Now, a miracle is a violation of the laws of nature ; and as> a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very, nature...
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Lectures Explanatory of the Diatessaron, Or The History of Our Lord and ...

John David Macbride - Bible - 1835 - 443 pages
...maintain that no miracle, however attested, can ever be rendered credible even in the lowest degree. A miracle, says he, is a violation of the laws of nature, and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature...
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On the Miraculous and Internal Evidences of the Christian Revelation: And ...

Thomas Chalmers - Apologetics - 1836 - 395 pages
...prevail, but still with a diminution of its force, in proportion to that of its antagonist. A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature...
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An Introduction to the Critical Study of the Holy Scriptures, Volume 1

Thomas Hartwell Horne - Bible - 1836
...miraculous, there arises a contest of two opposite experiences, or proof against proof. Now, a miracle is a violation of the laws of nature : and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature...
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Letters on the Evidences, Doctrines and Duties of the Christian Religion ...

Olinthus Gregory - Apologetics - 1836 - 492 pages
...miraculous, there arises a contest of two opposite experiences, or proof against proof. Now, a miracle is a violation of the laws of nature; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature...
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Christianity Against Infidelity: Or, the Truth of the Gospel History

Thomas Baldwin Thayer - Apologetics - 1836 - 302 pages
...Variable experience amounts only to probability — invariable experience, to certainty. A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature ; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature...
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The works of Thomas Chalmers, Volume 3

Thomas Chalmers - 1836
...prevail, but still with a diminution of its force, in proportion to that of its antagonist. A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature...
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Evidences of the Authenticity, Inspiration, and Canonical Authority of the ...

Archibald Alexander - Apologetics - 1836 - 308 pages
...entire proof; in that case there is proof against proof, of which the strongest must prevail. A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature...
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A View of the Principal Deistical Writers that Have Appeared in England in ...

John Leland - Apologetics - 1837 - 730 pages
...had not had a previous and independent faith in testimony, we could never have acquired." Again — " A miracle," says he, " is a violation of the laws of nature, and, as a firm and unalterable experience hath established these laws, the proof against a miracle is as entire as any...
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The ninth Bridgewater treatise, a fragment

Charles Babbage - Natural theology - 1837 - 244 pages
...with the doctrines in confirmation of which miracles were ' wrought.' "* Hume contends that a miracle is a violation of the laws of nature ; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle from the very nature...
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