Sunday, August 21, 2011

Providence - American Dictionary of the English Language - 1828

Providence as defined by Noah Webster in his American Dictionary of the English Language - 1828


In theology, the care and superintendence which God exercises over his creatures. He that acknowledges a creation and denies a providence, involves himself in a palpable contradiction; for the same power which caused a thing to exist is necessary to continue its existence. Some persons admit a general providence, but deny a particular providence, not considering that a general providence consists of particulars. A belief in divine providence, is a source of great consolation to good men. By divine providence is often understood God himself.


Effected by the Providence of God; referable to divine providence; proceeding from divine direction or superintendence; as the providential contrivance of things; a providential escape from danger. 

How much are we indebted to God's unceasing providential care!    Woodward


By means of God's providence.

Every animal is providentially directed to the  use of its proper weapons.    Ray

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