Sermon Suggested by the Transit of Venus
SUGGESTED BY THE
TRANSIT OF VENUS, DECEMBER 6th, 1882
DELIVERED IN THE MEETING HOUSE OF THE
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, PHILADELPHIA,
ON THE EVENING OF THE SAME DAY.
By GEORGE DANA BOARDMAN
PUBLISHED BY REQUEST
Boardman writes that God expresses His commitment to man and His promise through the immutable expressions of nature. The predictable movements of planets "testify to the unchangeableness of nature's laws, that is to say, to the veracity of God's covenant of nature." That man can study those laws of nature and eke out predictions like the transit of Venus confirms the certainty of nature, itself a covenant from God. We cannot break these laws, though they can break us.