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** Mosaic Cosmogony,"
THE FIFTH OF THE "ESSAYS AND REVIEWS,"
BENJAMIN WILLS NEWTON.
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The first edition of these “Remarks” was published several years ago, soon after the issue of “Essays and Reviews," written by members of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
The present edition has been revised, and slight additions have been made.
The subject is one of the deepest moment. How can the fear of God dwell in our hearts, if we acquiesce, even tacitly, in statements that nullify, or undermine, the authority of Holy Scripture? How can we be on the Lord's side, if we do not uncompromisingly maintain the authority and the absolute truthfulness in all things, of God's Word Written ?
Remarks on “ Mosaic Çosmogony," being the fifth of the “Essays and Reviews.”
MAGNA EST VERITAS ET PRÆVALEBITfamiliar and oft-repeated words, embody a sentiment that is in itself unquestionably true, for it is founded on the sure promise of God's Holy Word. Truth is mighty, and will finally prevail. But we must not forget that God has His own appointed seasons for the fulfilment of His promises. We certainly know from Holy Scripture that in the present Dispensation, Truth will not prevail. We are distinctly taught that in this Dispensation “evil men and seducers will wax worse and worse" (2 Tim. iii. 13); “that in the last days perilous times shall come ” (2 Tim. iii. 1); that “there shall come in the last days scoffers,” &c. (2 Pet. iii. 3.) The Old and the New Testaments alike declare that the very moment when the reign of Evil shall be suddenly cut off for ever, will be one in which it will have attained a greatness and a development never before equalled. The persons and systems that have hitherto been marked as peculiar embodiments of evil, are but foreshadowings and warnings of THE Antichrist and THE Antichristianism that