New wine in old bottles [a reply to Essays and reviews].

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byJohn Bickford Heard

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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. 1862. Excerpt: ... Church is militant now as much as in the days of the Apostles, so the heresies which meet her on her path are the same in their essence now as then. The Proteus may put on one front more horrid than another, but he is the same underneath; and thus the more thoroughly we sound the depths of error in one age, the better shall we be able to meet it in another age. Thus it is that the great controversy of the first four-centuries on the Person of our Lord, both God and man, is full of instruction and guidance to us in the controversy of these latter days, as to the real nature of Scripture, human and divine. The form of error is different, but as the principle of the attack is the same in both cases, so the line of defence must be the same. The stages, moreover, which the one controversy passed through so much resemble those which the other appears destined to pass through, that our study of the one period will throw light on the other. There is more than a fancied resemblance between the attempts to rationalise away the dualism of the Word made flesh and the dualism of the Word written with pen and ink. Dr. Dorner, in his great work on the person of Christ, has laid down the four following principles, to which we intend to adhere in defining the nature of inspiration:--1. That the germs of the doctrine of the person of Christ, as held by all orthodox Churches, are contained principally in a concrete form in the New Testament, and that the New Testament is the absolute doctrinal norm. 2. That the mission of the Church, intellectually considered, has been to develop these germs--not, however, to originate any new element. 3. That during its history the Church has actually and progressively developed these germs; now giving prominence to one and then to another...

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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. 1862. Excerpt: ... Church is militant now as much as in the days of the Apostles, so the heresies which meet her on her path are the same in thei...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217518095

ISBN - 13:9780217518093

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