The Atoning Work Of Christ, Viewed In Relation To Some Current Theories; In Eight Sermons, Preached…

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byWilliam Thomson

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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. 1853. Excerpt: ... ritual part of him, cannot be restored without his will and by the material part of him. At the Fall, the hand of faith lost its hold upon God, and man began to trust in himself; what is it but the outstretching again of that hand of faith that constitutes his return to God? What but that act of the mind, which opens every channel through which his grace is appointed to flow? Our Church has taken care to discountenance the Romish view, which would degrade a sacrament into a charm or talisman, by clear statements; "the mean whereby the body of Christ is received and eaten in the supper is faith."..." The wicked and such as be void of a lively faith, although they do carnally and visibly press with their teeth.... the sacrament of the body and blood of Christ, yet in nowise are they partakers of Christ; but rather to their condemnation do eat and drink the sign or sacrament of so great a thing" (114). Only one topic remains. If Jesus has done such great things for us, his life is the principal scene of the world's history, and all thoughts and feelings ought to be turned towards it, as all plants follow the light. What place, then, should the doctrine of the Atonement hold in preaching? On the one hand, many pious minds are afraid that the constant iteration of the fact that Christ died to save the world may defeat its own aim, by producing weariness and inattention, or may lull the impenitent into the security of a false peace. On the other hand, where the cross of Christ is kept back, a dull and flat morality takes the place of the Gospel, or less vital questions, about the effect of sacraments, or the position of ministers, usurp an undue prominence. But if the whole life and person of the Redeemer are set forth, together with their necessary connexion w...

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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. 1853. Excerpt: ... ritual part of him, cannot be restored without his will and by the material part of him. At the Fall, the hand of faith lost i...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217620779

ISBN - 13:9780217620772

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