A Short Exposition of the Creed

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byJohn Woodward

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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.1834 Excerpt: ... These words, pronounced at the very threshold and entrance into Christ's church, proclaim a distinction, but the distinct official character of each is only to be discovered by searching the Scriptures. The official character of each, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, as set forth in the Scriptures, doth so entirely partake of the distinction, characteristic of an intelligent agent, having the power of a peculiar agency in itself, which the word 'person' always implies and signifies; that we are, when speaking of each in their distinctive characters, justified in applying the word 'person' to each, as being an appellation conveying to the mind the distinctive agency of each, when we speak of either separately: but the mode in which this distinctive t or peculiar power of agency or personality exists, must for ever be unknown whilst our ca Vide Clarke on the Trinity, p. 1. f Pearson on the Creed, p. 121. pacities continue as limited as they are at present. Inasmuch as the power of a peculiar agency, or the distinctive subsistence of each, as an intelligent agent, is made known to us by divine revelation, we are necessitated to make use of some such word as person;' and no other word in the English language so clearly expresses an intelligent being, having the power of a distinctive characteristic agency in itself, as this word 'person.' When therefore we speak of the existence, character, and office of the Son apart from its object, the Godhead, or Divine Essence,-j-"which is one," and in which the Son as well as the Holy Ghost inhere and exist in perfect unity, we speak rightly, and as intelligibly as human language will permit. But when the term 'person' is made use of in reference to the Son of God or to either Person in whose names we are Pearson, p. 1...

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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.1834 Excerpt: ... These words, pronounced at the very threshold and entrance into Christ's church, proclaim a distinction, but the distinct offici...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217434185

ISBN - 13:9780217434188

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