A Plea for the Unity of the Church: Lectures by William ScoresbyA Plea for the Unity of the Church: Lectures by William Scoresby

A Plea for the Unity of the Church: Lectures

byWilliam Scoresby

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ... LECTURE III. ON PREVALENT ENTHUSIASM. Romans X. 2. / bear them record that tltey have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. Much harm is done to efforts for the promotion of Truth, by a jealous suspicion as to the sincerity of those who differ from us. With hypocrites we cannot expect to prevail, because arguments, however powerful, are mis-spent, and fall uninfluential, like the most vigorous exertions of him that beateth the empty air. But with those who are sincere in their profession--no matter how erroneous their views or mischievous their tendency--we shall always gain the most by admitting, as far as we conscientiously can, every truth we hold in common, and by putting the most charitable construction upon those particulars in which we differ. And such is the method of St. Paul in the words before us. Solemnly impressed with the fatal errors which the Jews, as a body, had grafted upon their divinely-given system of Truth, he argumentatively exhibits these errors in contrast with the Gospel method of justification through faith in the blood of the Cross. But in order to approach them with the most consideration and acceptance, whilst combatting the errors in which they trusted, and to which they were most fatally wedded, he yields to them his express conviction and acknowledgement of their honest sincerity; and in his anxiety for Israel that they might be saved, he bears them record of the reality of their zeal for God--for His worship and His law--whilst he makes the decided, unequivocal charge against their zeal, that it was "not according to knowledge." Not, however, to dwell upon the state of Israel of old, or of the errors of zeal which prevailed among them, we proceed at once to the specific design of the present...
Title:A Plea for the Unity of the Church: LecturesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217674771

ISBN - 13:9780217674775