A Wise Discrimination; The Church's Need

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byThomas Underwood Dudley

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1881. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... LECTURE II. DISCRIMINATION AS TO EVIDENCES. "How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed ?"--Romans Io : 14. 1^ J E follow the great reasoner in his argu* . mer1t: "With the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. . . . Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" ; but "how," he adds, "then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed?" That is, for what reason, impelled by what motive, shall they appeal for deliverance and salvation to one of whose power to save they have not been convinced, and to whom, therefore, they are not persuaded to surrender their will? The mind must accept as true warrant of confidence the evidences of His claim to be the Saviour from sin before the heart can believe to the attainment of His righteousness and the mouth confess "unto salvation." Hence the necessity for evidences of Christianity; and because the doubts as really as the beliefs of an age will take their shape and their expression from the philosophy of that age, hence the necessity that the mode of stating these evidential arguments shall be changed from time to time; and we may not be surprised if the defence sufficient in one generation shall not suffice to protect against the new assault of its successor. > You remember the old story told by Canon Liddon in his Bampton Lectures, of the sceptical prince who asked his Chaplain to give him some clear evidence of the truth of Christianity? The king had not much time to spare for such matters, and would have the reply contain but few words; and the Chaplain tersely answered, "The Jews, your Majesty." Can we make such response to patronizing inquirer of to-day, with good hope that the witness of the long history of ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1881. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... LECTURE II. DISCRIMINATION AS TO EVIDENCES. "How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed ?"--Romans Io : 14. 1^ J ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217314155

ISBN - 13:9780217314152

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