A Short Treatise on Sin, Based on the Work of J. Müller

Paperback | February 12, 2012

byOctavius Glover

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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. 1866 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. Conclusion. The above summary of the author's views will naturally close with his reply to the question, What is evil? not what is the formal cause of it, but what was it in its origin and its essence? If the idea of it was present to the mind of God, have we after all succeeded in removing it from the divine causality? The notion of human causality does indeed remove it, as manifested in personal beings, from the immediate divine causality: but how it can be possible that before the severance of the human species from God in the spiritual world, which constitutes evil, this evil severance from God can have arisen--of this the author admits we can form no conception. To use his words; as evil can only be brought about through caprice, and caprice is the casting off of intelligent cause and conviction, evil, becoming a fact in place of a possibility, must be looked on as inconceivable. It is something which, while its proper place is allowed to the good, has its existence only through assumption. We understand the connection of its several tendencies with the principle, but this principle itself is perversion, what absolutely ought not to be. We discern how it uses for its purposes all kinds of motives; but these motives shew themselves, in face of the divine necessity of the good, as mere shams and lies, as belonging to a region of untruth, which yet has existence, and in which that perverted principle gains practical power in the world created by God. Evil is the unfathomable secret of the world; in its inmost depth it remains always impenetrable darkness. I entirely agree with Bitter, he adds, when he says that we may not, with Daub, call evil a miracle, but the exact converse. God works the miracle as miracle without the world. The world w...

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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. 1866 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. Conclusion. The above summary of the author's views will naturally close with his reply to the question, What is ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217434509

ISBN - 13:9780217434508

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