Sectarianism Both Catholic And Protestant; A Lecture

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byGeorge Washington Burnap

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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. 1835. Excerpt: ... to which they belong hasbecome a fixed fact, one of the recognized realities of the present age. It has an elaborated and a systematic theology, and a religious literature unsurpassed in learning, in genius, and in eloquence. It is one of the elements of our vast and comprehensive nationality, and is destined to work mightily on the opinions and institutions of coming ages. But there are some here to-night, doubtless, who are disposed to take a different view of the exercises and influences of this day; who see little else in them than mischief and danger. They conscientiously believe that the gospel, as it is here to be exhibited, is shorn of almost every ray of its original glory; that Christianity is stripped of almost all its distinctive doctrines, and becomes a mere republication of the powerless and inefficient truths of Natural Religion. They believe that the supreme Deity of Jesus Christ, an infinite, vicarious atonement, and the special, irresistible influences of the Holy Spirit, are the sinner's only hope. Take these away, and they imagine that he abides forever under the wrath and curse of God. The denial, too. of the doctrines of original sin and total depravity, undermines, they apprehend, the conviction of human sinfulness, and discards the very object of the Saviour's mission upon earth. Were these views extensively to prevail, they think that piety would lose its vitality, and preaching its power, the Sabbath would be desecrated, God's altars be forsaken, and public morality subside to a level not far above the condition of heathen lands; that Christian enterprise would be paralyzed, the cause of missions languish, and no more heralds of the cross be found ready to toil and perish on a pajan soil. If I believed this, I could not stand bef...

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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. 1835. Excerpt: ... to which they belong hasbecome a fixed fact, one of the recognized realities of the present age. It has an elaborated and a sy...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217045820

ISBN - 13:9780217045827

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