A Key to the Narrative of the Four Gospels by John Pilkington NorrisA Key to the Narrative of the Four Gospels by John Pilkington Norris

A Key to the Narrative of the Four Gospels

byJohn Pilkington Norris

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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.1877 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV ©ti fflar gori'a Jlintcks THE common objection to the credibility of miracles, as old as Hume and older, is this:--A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature; and as all' human experience has established the constancy of those laws, it must always be more likely that testimony should be mistaken than that a miracle should have occurred. The answer is a very simple one:--A miracle is not 'a violation of the laws of nature;' it is simply the revelation of a superhuman agent, possessing superhuman powers, and therefore not included wider the rules generalized from human experience. To one who believes in the existence of such a superhuman Agent, and in the probability of His willing to make a special revelation of Himself to mankind, this answer must be entirely satisfactory. Without going further, therefore, into this question, let us humbly and reverently endeavour to draw out the chief lessons which our Lord's miracles were designed to teach. 1 It is much to be regretted that the writer of the article on Miracles in Aids to Faith should inadvertently have used the phrase, 'introduction of a new agent, possessing new powers.' The novelty was not the presence of a Divine Power in the world, but the revelation of it. Our Lord's miracles were revelations. A revelation is the lifting of a veil. Our Lord, in these miracles, lifted a veil, as it were; and allowed mankind to see, what had ever been going on behind it, the working of Divine Power. It was but for a few short years. The veil was then again lowered. And the Church was thenceforth required to believe by faith, what had been thus revealed, the continued working of the Divine Power behind the veil. That Christ should be able thus to lift the veil, or (to drop the metaphor) to give men ...
Title:A Key to the Narrative of the Four GospelsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217307345

ISBN - 13:9780217307345