Christianity According To Christ; A Series Of Papers

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byJohn Monro Gibson

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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.1889 Excerpt: ... II. EVANGELICAL APOLOGETICS. THERE is much said in these days about the necessity of a restatement of the evidences for our Christian faith to meet the-wants of the present time; and the idea is often advanced in such a way as to imply some depreciation of the labours of those who have bome the brunt of the battle against infidelity in the past, and even sometimes to suggest that the arguments which were onco supposed to be decisive no longer retain their validity. Much of this may be safely set down to nineteenth century conceit, the notion that our "thought" is so "advanced " that all old ideas, even those of tho giants who were in the earth in those days, are too small to fit our greatly enlarged intellects. And yet it ought not to be forgotten that, as new attacks are made, new defences are needed; and the nature of the defence must be determined by the nature of the attack. Thus it may come to pass that even the strongest and best presentation of the evidences, which proved amply sufficient for the emergency which called it forth, may not be fully adapted to the exigencies of a subsequent encounter. This we take to be the position of things at the present time. Infidelity has changed the mode of its attack. It has redoubled the vigour of its onset. It has made an alliance with forces which, in all former conflicts, were hostile to it. Hence the call for restatement of the evidences. But it is our conviction that on examination it will be found that not the substance of the old arguments so much as the method of presentation needs reconsideration; and, further, that the change which is most needed is in the direction of a more evangelical and biblical method. That preaching is most evangelical and biblical which puts Christ in the foreground and centre,...

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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.1889 Excerpt: ... II. EVANGELICAL APOLOGETICS. THERE is much said in these days about the necessity of a restatement of the evidences for our Chri...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217189733

ISBN - 13:9780217189736

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