A Calm Inquiry Into The Scripture Doctrine Concerning The Person Of Christ; To Which Are Annexed A…

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byThomas Belsham

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1817. Excerpt: ... 1 SECTION VII. TITLES AND CHARACTERS ATTRIBUTED TO CHRIST,OR THOUGHT TO BE SO ATTRIBUTED, WHICH ARE SUP-POSED TO IMPLY SUPERIORITY OF NATURE. I. Jehovah. This word, the appropriate name of God, is esteemed so sacred by the Jews, that wherever it occurs in the Old Testament they forbear to pronounce it, and substitute the word ' Lord' in its place. The versions, ancient and modern, have mostly followed this example. T hat Christ is called 'Lord' in the New Testament is sufficiently obvious: but the present question is, whether this title is ever applied to him in the sense of ' Jehovah. The supporters of the divinity of Christ maintain the affirmative, viz. I. John xii. 39--41. "Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said, He hath blinded their eyes, &c. These things said Isaiah when he saw his glory, and spake of him." The quotation is from Isaiah vi. 10, where the prophet speaks of himself as having had a vision of Jehovah upon a throne. And the glory which Isaiah saw being the glory of Jehovah, it is concluded that Jesus is Jehovah. This is the argument of bishop Pearce and bishop Lowth, and of Trinitarians in general. Archbishop Newcome explains the text of Christ as the representative of Jehovah, or, as Henry Taylor, of the visible or subordinate Jehovah; with whom many Arians agree. But Dr. Clarke, after Grotius, and with him all the Unitarians, understand the evangelist as affirming, That the prophet saw, that that is, foresaw, the glory of Christ, as Abraham saw, i. e. foresaw, his day. John viii. 56'. II. Heb. i. 10. " And thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth,' &c. A quotation from Psalm cii. 15; where it is an address to Jehovah, as it is likewise in this place. The author here confirms his doctrine of the ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1817. Excerpt: ... 1 SECTION VII. TITLES AND CHARACTERS ATTRIBUTED TO CHRIST,OR THOUGHT TO BE SO ATTRIBUTED, WHICH ARE SUP-POSED TO IMPLY SUPERIO...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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