Divine Inversion; Or A View Of The Character Of God As In All Respects Opposed To The Character Of…

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byDavid Thom

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1842. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SECTION XI. FIFTH SPECIMEN OF INVERSION. NATURAL ORDER, THE WORLD IN THE FIRST PLACE AND THE CHURCH IN THE SECOND; SPIRITUAL ORDER, THE CHURCH IN THE FIRST PLACE AND THE WORLD IN THE SECOND. When we set ourselves down to the perusal of the volume of inspiration, however carelessly the task may be performed, it cannot fail to strike us, First, that the creation of Adam, and virtually of the whole world or human family in him, took place at the beginning of time; and, Secondly, that the call of Abraham, one of Adam's descendants, and virtually of the whole fleshly church or body of favourites of Jehovah in a fleshly form in him, took place at a period long subsequent to that of the creation of man. In the order of time, then, and in the order of the scriptures as they are literally constructed, the world or human family as a whole occupies the first place; and the fleshly church or selected portion of that world occupies the second. The progress naturally, in other words; is from the world to the church. These, then, are scriptural facts, and, kept in their proper place, and made use of for their proper purposes, they are of the utmost value and importance. But, alas! the human mind, ignorant of and incapable of comprehending any order of things except the natural, not content with employing that order in a legitimate manner, shews itself prone continually to apply it to ends and objects which are perfectly foreign to it. It is, according to man's ideas of the subject, not only the order in which God acts naturally, but also that in which he acts supcrnaturally. The world in their apprehensions must always stand first, and the church always second. Unquestionably, God not only selected the fleshly church out of the world, but selected it for purposes in whic...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1842. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SECTION XI. FIFTH SPECIMEN OF INVERSION. NATURAL ORDER, THE WORLD IN THE FIRST PLACE AND THE CHURCH IN THE SECOND; SPIRITUAL OR...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217201504

ISBN - 13:9780217201506

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