Edward Hitchcock sermon no. 243, "Comparison between the knowledge derived from the scriptures & human literature & science," 1824 May
- Edward Hitchcock sermon no. 243, "Comparison between the knowledge derived from the scriptures & human literature & science," 1824 May
A sermon by Edward Hitchcock discussing the importance of having knowledge of the scriptures compared to having worldly knowledge of the arts and sciences. He notes that he does not mean that knowledge of the arts and sciences is worthless, but says that knowledge of scriptures is infinitely more important because it is infallible, instructs mankind on heavenly things, and instructs mankind on how to obtain eternal happiness. Hitchcock states that too many neglect the bible and emphasizes that those who study the scriptures are wisest. He suggests starting a bible study class for children in the parish over age twelve, but says a member of the congregation must lead it since he does not have time. Jeremiah 23:28 is quoted. Hitchcock has noted the date and location where he delivered this sermon as well as Bible chapters and hymns related to the sermon on the first page.
- Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864
[ca. May 1824]
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Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864
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