Sermons Preached at Auckland, New Zealand by Samuel EdgerSermons Preached at Auckland, New Zealand by Samuel Edger

Sermons Preached at Auckland, New Zealand

bySamuel Edger

Paperback | February 8, 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.1870 Excerpt: ... SEKMON V. THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD IN CHRIST. "God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself."--2 Cob. V. 19. IT is now our purpose to enquire what we really know of God as lie stands revealed to us in the Christ of the Gospels. You will hardly need to be reminded that it is not so much theoretic and speculative notions about God that we are in search of; but rather such a knowledge of God as can endear him to our hearts, and make him, if I may so speak, the companion of our lives. There was a time when I took considerable interest in the theoretic disputes of theology, but I have now lost much of that interest,--partly by seeing the interminable and ungenerous conflicts waged around them by all sections of the Church, and partly because, as I grow older, I feel that what we really need is some substantial truth that can strengthen our characters and enable us to live holier lives, and cherish better hopes both for ourselves and for mankind at large. With the fuller experience of Christian life I have also learned to leave many questions unanswered as beyond the reach of the faculties we now possess, and to be content with such knowledge as God has seen fit to give us, in order to make our human way more plain, and clear away the darkness that obstructs our more distant view. What, then, do we know of God as manifested to us in Christ Jesus 1 First we must ask, what could we do towards knowing God without Christ? Take away Christ, and we are left for our knowledge of God to the teachings of nature and the very little that can be gathered from the providence of human history. The older revelation of God to the Hebrews is truly understood only by the light of the New Testament; and it is too certain that, with the exception of a very few men,--and such ex...
Title:Sermons Preached at Auckland, New ZealandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217552773

ISBN - 13:9780217552776