The Christian religion in its doctrinal expression

Paperback | January 5, 2012

byEdgar Young Mullins

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This historic 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. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... pray. (Rom. 8 : 26, 27.) They are made partakers of the divine nature. (2 Peter 1:4.) The holiness of God the Father is reproduced in them. (Heb. 12 : 10.) Of course daily forgiveness for sins is a priceless boon. (Matt. 6: 12.) God's incessant care for his children is pledged in strongest terms. (Matt. 6 : 33.) Eternal life is theirs through union with Christ. (John 17 : 3.) The indwelling of Father and Son in their hearts is promised. (John 14 : 23.) The eternal kingdom is given to them by inheritance. (Matt. 25 : 34.) A place in the Father's house is also promised. (John 14 : 23.) They are heirs of God and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ. Finally, we remark that these traits and blessings of the sons of God are mediated to them through Jesus Christ. Men become sons by faith in him. In four ways at least he mediates our sonship to us. a. As eternal Son he reveals to us the eternal Father. Through him alone does this knowledge come. In Matthew 11 : 27 and in John 1 : 18 the declaration is made in unmistakable terms. b. As our brother and high priest he opens the way to the Father. Through him we may approach the Father with all confidence in humility and faith. (Eph. 2 : 18; Heb. 7 : 24, 25; 4 : 15, 16; 2: 17.) c. As King, he makes us joint-heirs with him. (Rom. 8 : 17.) d. The basis of all the above functions is his work as atoning Redeemer. Because the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also became flesh. The means by which he achieved their deliverance was the destruction of the power of the devil and of death. The end in view was that he might bring many sons to glory. All this appears in the remarkable passage in Hebrews 2 : 14-18. Here, then, we find the crowning work of God's grace, the bringing of many sons to glory. Here also we find ...

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This historic 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. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... pray. (Rom. 8 : 26, 27.) They are made partakers of the divine nature. (2 Peter 1:4.) The holiness of God the Father is repr...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:178 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.38 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217345018

ISBN - 13:9780217345019

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