Revelation before religion

25 Feb 2022 | Bible | 0 comments

Thus man by his own strength to heaven would soar:
And would not be obliged to God for more.
Vain, wretched creature, how art thou misled
To think thy wit these God-lie notions bred!
These truths are not the product of thy mind,
But dropped from heaven, and of a nobler kind
Revealed religion first informed thy sight,
And reason saw not till faith sprung the light.
Hence all thy natural worship takes the source:
‘Tis revelation what thou thinkst discourse.

John Dryden (1631-1700).

Notes from the Compiler


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