Last Words Of An Advocate Of Pure Evangelical Religion by Benjamin ParsonsLast Words Of An Advocate Of Pure Evangelical Religion by Benjamin Parsons

Last Words Of An Advocate Of Pure Evangelical Religion

byBenjamin Parsons

Paperback | February 4, 2012

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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. 1856. Excerpt: ... LECTURE SUPPORT OP TRUE, OLD ORTHODOXY. It is ray intention clearly to define, and fully to support Orthodoxy--true, evangelical, biblical Orthodoxy--I mean, so far as respects God, the Father Almighty, and his Son and Holy Spirit. I do not intend, now, to dwell much upon other controverted points, some of which may be, and some are notf absolutely essential to salvation and eternal life. Our best lexicographers define Orthodoxy to be "soundness of opinion and doctrine--consonance with the genuine doctrines taught in the Scriptures." And the Greek words "orthot and doxa" from which our English word it derived, literally signify right thinking, or true faith. And the Bible definition is, "The faith winch was once delivered to the saints," which must be orthodox, for it was the Gospel of Christ. We must therefore inquire and define what is this true, evangelical orthodoxy and faith which was once delivered to the saints? It is my design to go to the source of all truth, and to define it as I find it in the Word of God, in the teachings of Christ, and the Prophets and Apostles, and as received and held by the early Christians and Fathers of the Church of the first centuries after Christ. I will first state it clearly, intelligibly, and then produce the evidence to support it; and if the evidence is not satisfactory and conclusive, I ask no one to believe or receive it; but I earnestly entreat all orthodox Christians, all who are called orthodox, and all lovers of the truth, to consider this subject seriously, prayerfully, free from prejudice, for the truth's sake. I view it of great consequence: and at my age, (in my 85th year,) when I must expect soon to be called before the Judge of all the earth, to give an account of what I may say or do, I can have no p...
Title:Last Words Of An Advocate Of Pure Evangelical ReligionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217962904

ISBN - 13:9780217962902