Sermons on biblical and theological subjects [ed. by J. Stokoe].

Paperback | February 6, 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. 1864. Excerpt: ... NOTES. Note A, page 76. "the next question will be, Whether, since, as the result of the moral perfection of God, a legal constitution has been established among rational creatures which promises life to obedience, and denounces death against transgression, the justice of God obliges to the execution of the penalty? or whether we have any reason to conclude that the rights of God are, in many or in all cases, relaxed, and punishment remitted? All the opponents of the doctrine of atonement strenuously insist upon this; and argue, first, that God has an unquestionable power of giving up His own rights, and pardoning sin on prerogative, without any compensation whatever; second, that when repentance succeeds to offence, there is a moral fitness in forgiveness, since the person offending presents an altered and reformed character; and, finally, that the very affections of goodness and mercy, so eminent in the Divine character, require us to conclude that He is always ready, upon repentance, to forgive the delinquencies of all His creatures, or, at most, to make their punishments light and temporary. "In the first of these arguments, it is contended that God may give up His own rights. This must mean either His right to obedience from His creatures, or His right to punish disobedience when that occurs. With respect to God's right to be obeyed, nothing can be more obvious than that the perfect rectitude of His nature forbids Him to give up that right, or to relax it at all. No king can morally give up his right to be obeyed in the full degree which may be enjoined by the laws of his kingdom; no parent can give up his right to obedience in things lawful from his children, and be blameless. In either case, if this be done voluntarily, it argues an indifference to...

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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. 1864. Excerpt: ... NOTES. Note A, page 76. "the next question will be, Whether, since, as the result of the moral perfection of God, a legal cons...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021705062X

ISBN - 13:9780217050623

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