Wilkins, John, A discovery of a new world : or a discourse tending to prove, that 'tis probable there may be another Habitable World in the Moon ; with a discourse concerning the Probability of a Passage thither; unto which is added, a discourse concerning a New Planet, tending to prove, that 'tis probable our earth is one of the Planets

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That the Earth may be a Planet.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">That divers Men have fallen into great
            Abſurdities, whilſt they have looked for the
            Grounds of Philoſophy, from the words of
            Scripture; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and therefore it may be dange-
            rous, in this Point alſo, to adhere ſo cloſely
            unto the Letter of the Text.</s>
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        <div type="section" level="1" n="57">
          <head xml:space="preserve">PROP. III.</head>
          <p style="it">
            <s xml:space="preserve">That the Holy Ghoſt, in many places of
            # Scripture, does plainly conform his Ex-
            # preſſions unto the Errors of our Con-
            # ceits; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and does not ſpeak of divers
            # things as they are in themſelves, but as
            # they appear unto us.</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:space="preserve">THere is not any particular by which
            Philoſophy hath been more endamaged,
            than the ignorant ſuperſtition of ſome Men,
            who, in ſtating the Controverſies of it, do
            ſo cloſely adhere unto the meer words of
            Scripture. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Quamplurima occurrunt in libris
            ſacris ad natur am pertinentia, &</s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">c. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">They are
            the words of
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            Vatleſius. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">‘There are ſun-
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            ‘ dry things in Holy Writ, concerning Na-
            ‘ tural Points, which moſt Men think are not
            ‘ ſo to be underſtood, as if the Holy Ghoſt
            ‘ did intend to unfold unto us any thing in
            ‘ that kind : </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">but referring all to the ſalva-
            ‘ tion of our Souls, does ſpeak of other mat-
            ‘ ters according to common Opinion. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">And</s>