A Concise View of the Evidences and Corruptions of Christianity

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byP. M. Carey

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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. 1838. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. ON GRACE. Having endeavoured, in the preceding pages, to explain the nature of faith and atonement in a manner consistent with reason and Scripture, and attempted to prove that the Trinity, the divinity of Christ, and the personality of the Holy Ghost, are not the doctrines of the Gospel, but the inventions of men; and that the revelations concerning a future state do not ascertain the time of our judgment, nor disclose to us the nature or duration of the state to which the wicked are doomed in terms sufficiently clear and explicit to warrant the doctrine of eternal punishments; if I have been in any degree successful in the task I have undertaken, I think I have obviated the strongest objections urged against the reasonableness of Christianity. The remaining objections are levelled against points of less importance, and more obviously the corruptions of men. Among these the doctrines respecting Grace deserve particular attention, as they have given room for as many false notions and acrimonious disputes as any of the contested points in Christianity. The divine grace has been supposed to mean, a mysterious operation of God without the agency of man, by which he is elected to a state of future happiness. All men being supposed to be involved in the guilt as well as in the consequences of Adam's transgression, and to be so universally tainted with this original sin, that it was impossible for them to conceive a good thought or perform a virtuous action, they would all have been consigned to eternal misery if God had not been pleased to except a few from the general doom, and by a peculiar grace or favour enabled them to please him in spite of their original sin, and predestinated them to a state of happiness. This doctrine of predestination, b...

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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. 1838. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. ON GRACE. Having endeavoured, in the preceding pages, to explain the nature of faith and atonement in a manner co...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217159257

ISBN - 13:9780217159258

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