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Use of REASON
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Whereby we know the State we are in.
a reasonable Choice.
Taken from the original Manuscript of the late
Tappan Presb. Arsor 3-22-1933
Y Labours without the assistance of oIVI thers must have been lost, and many have been kept from reading upon Pretence that the Adversaries would confute the Undertaking; you have gained the Reputation of being able to trust your Senses, judge upon Evidence and not pin your Faith upon the Sleeves of others; and you have the pleasure to see the Adversaries shew their utmost Malice to the Christian System by offering the Usage of the Language and the Constructions of its malignant Enemies the apostate Jews*: and the Usage of
. * They are not so fair to tell the World that this is the Language of Apoftates, but call it one of the Oriental Languages, Chaldee or Syrian, and that they learned it when Captives there; we know from Scripture those Nations were Heathen, and are certain it was, after the Confusion of Tongues (though we have neither their Letters nor a Line of it preserved) adapted to the Names of the Objects of Worship, to their Manner of Worship, to their Observations upon the Heavens &c. whether they learned some of the Words of the Natives, or begun to frame Words to their