Biblical Commentary On The New Testament, Tr. From The Germ. Containing The Epistle Of St. Paul To…

Paperback | October 16, 2012

byHermann Olshausen

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...freedom to let himself be governed and swayed. In service, therefore, man is always; and there is no middle state between the service of sin and the service of God. Man has either justification, or forgiveness of sins, (and with it life and salvation,) entirely, or he has it not at all Sanctification only, which springs from living faith, as fruit of love returned, has its degrees, may be pursued more earnestly and lukewarmly; but this does not determine, as was observed before, the state of grace, salvation, but only the degree of glory in salvation (1 Cor. iii. 12-15). This is the apostolic and evangelic doctrine, which no force and no prudence can protect from misunderstanding (whether it come undesignedly from ignorance, or designedly from insincerity of heart,) but which nevertheless remains the way which alone leads to God, and upon which the sincere and humble cannot err. The erring of the insincere upon it, as well as the offence which the proud take at this way of God, is most properly, as was observed before, n among the aims which the Lord pursues in having this word of reconciliation preached (2 Cor. v. 18, &c.), for Christ is to be as well the rock on which the proud are shattered, as on which the humble stay themselves. The key, however, to this mystery, that the doctrine of reconciliation, without exacting works, begets in the mind the purest works, lies here; that love awakens love again and strong desire for holiness. Thereby the striving of the man leaves off being a heavy, bitter toil; he no more struggles that he may be saved and please God, but because he is become, without deserving, saved, and acceptable to God in the Beloved (Ephes. i. 6), he works for love as if the matter were his own. So there are but two states...

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...freedom to let himself be governed and swayed. In service, therefore, man is always; and there is no middle sta...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:174 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.37 inPublished:October 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217788459

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