The canon of the Old and New Testaments ascertained

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byArchibald Alexander

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1826. Excerpt: ... SECTION- XVI. NO PART OF THE CHRISTIAN REVELATION HANDED DOWN BY UNWRITTEN TRADITION. In the former part of this work, it was seen, that it was not only necessary to show, that the Apocryphal writings had no right to a place in the Sacred Volume, but that there was no additional revelation which had been handed down, by oral tradition. The same necessity devolves upon us, in' relation to the New Testament; for while it is pretty generally agreed, by all Christians, what books should be received into the Canon, there is a large Society which strenuously maintains, that besides the revelation contained in the divine record, written by the apostles and their assistants by the plenary inspiration of the Holv Spirit, there is a further revelation, consisting of such things as were received from the mouth of Christ himself while upon earth, or taught to the churches by his inspired apostles, which were not by them, nor in their time, committed to writing, but which have come down to us by unbroken tradition. The importance of this inquiry, is exceedingly manifest; for if, in addition to the written word, there are important doctrines, and necessary sacraments of the church, which have come down by tradition ; it would be a perilous thing for us to remain ignorant of those things, which God has enjoined, or to deprive ourselves of the benefits to be derived from those means of grace which he has instituted for the edification and salvation of the church. But, seeing traditions are much more liable to alteration and corruption than written documents, it is very necessary that we should be on our guard against imposition; and if it is a duty to exercise much care and diligence, in distinguishing beiween inspired books and such as art- spurious, it cannot be less incumbent, to ascertain first...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1826. Excerpt: ... SECTION- XVI. NO PART OF THE CHRISTIAN REVELATION HANDED DOWN BY UNWRITTEN TRADITION. In the former part of this work, it was seen, that it was not only n...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:148 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.34 inPublished:August 8, 2009Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217113893

ISBN - 13:9780217113892

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