Parochial lectures by William Josiah IronsParochial lectures by William Josiah Irons

Parochial lectures

byWilliam Josiah Irons

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ... III. THE OBJECTIONS. From The Epistle 1--" Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one towards another, according to Christ Jesus. That ye may with One mind and One mouth glorify God."--Rom. xv. 5. Our object in the present Lecture will, I trust, be the same as that of the Apostle's prayer in these words To confirm the truth of a doctrine, it cannot be supposed necessary to answer all objections and difficulties which ingenuity might raise, for in that case, perhaps, no doctrine would ever be established at all. But when any particular truth has been reasonably set forth and defended, it is a kind of farther recommendation of it with the many to show, that it is not in reality surrounded by such serious difficulties as might, at first sight, be supposed. Of course it is not right in any man to suspend his belief of a proved truth, simply because it seems to be attended by some difficulties; still we must deal with human nature as we find it; and the majority do not appear to have that bold and honest mind which will maintain right principles in defiance of all obstacles. Neither have they that lofty faith in God which will trust Him in the face of seeming improbabilities. Therefore, surely, it is a Christian thing to endeavour, now as far as we are able, to remove such difficulties as obstruct the faith of some, concerning the Ministry of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church: only premising that our object here is not to prove the truth, but to facilitate its reception. The truth of the Apostolical Succession, being confirmed by foregone proof, cannot, however, be affected by the measure of our success in clearing up difficulties. 1 The second week in Advent. It would be a very vain waste of time to...
Title:Parochial lecturesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217739849

ISBN - 13:9780217739849