Seeds Of Thought by William TaitSeeds Of Thought by William Tait

Seeds Of Thought

byWilliam Tait

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... STIje Ojrce Carthlg TOtntssre. i JOHN V. 8. "There are Three that bear witness on earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood, and these three agree in one." To what do these Three bear witness? Evidently to the truth which is the subject-matter of this whole chapter, that Jesus is the Son of God. The world said that He was a deceiver, that His claims were impious, that His death was deserved. But these Three declare, and corroborate each other in declaring, that He was the Son in the bosom of the Father, that He was hated without a cause, that His death was the propitiation for sin. And by faith, says St. John, of this threefold witness, we overcome the world. Who are these Three Witnesses % "The Spirit" is the Holy Ghost. At the time when these words were written, His gifts in all their plenitude were in the midst of the Church, seen and heard and known of all men. There was "the word of wisdom," and "the word of knowledge," and "faith," and "the working of miracles," and "prophecy," and "discerning of spirits," and "divers kinds of tongues," and "the interpretation of tongues." "All these," says St. Paul, "worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as He will" (1 Cor. xii. 8-n). And every such gift, every such miraculous endowment, was a distinct witness that Jesus was the Son of God. "The Water and the Blood" corroborated this witness. They corroborate it still. They seem to be the two Sacraments, Baptism and the Lord's Supper. Sacraments are witnesses. People speak of the efficacy of the Sacraments. They forget that Sacraments cannot create anything, that they are but witnesses to that which already exists. To create is to bring something into existence which had no existence before. But what does...
Title:Seeds Of ThoughtFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217921523

ISBN - 13:9780217921527

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