The Collected Writings Of Edward Irving (volume 4) by Gavin CarlyleThe Collected Writings Of Edward Irving (volume 4) by Gavin Carlyle

The Collected Writings Of Edward Irving (volume 4)

byGavin Carlyle

Paperback | January 5, 2012

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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. 1865. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XVII. GOD OUR FATHER. EPH. I. 2. God our Father. pTAVING already considered the word "God" in this the name of the first person of the adorable Trinity, and shewn you that it designates His essential Godhead and His self-origination, as distinguished from the Son and the Holy Ghost, whose prerogative it is only to be self-existent, we now proceed to consider the other two words of the blessed name, viz., "our Father," which consisteth of two parts, the one appertaining to Him and essential to Him, that is, "Father the other appertaining to and essential to us, who would receive the grace and truth which flow from Him, that is, "our Father:" into which I would inquire separately, treating first of the origin and import of the name Father; and, secondly, of the appropriation of Him unto ourselves as our Father. And, first, of the origin of the name Father, which the first person in the Godhead hath taken unto Himself, there can be no doubt that it is to be traced to the generation of the Son; which, if it be eternal, as is the orthodox opinion of the Church, then also is the origin of the name Father from eternity. When we say that the generation of the Son was eternal, we do not say so of the Son of man, which was verily in time, when He was begotten by the power of the Holy Ghost in the womb of the blessed Virgin; but we say so of Him as the Son of God, which He was in the beginning, when as the Word He was with God, and was God. And from this eternal act of generating the Son it is that the selforiginator in the Godhead hath from eternity the title of Father, which in time became manifest when the Son was manifested. But as there are many who do not clearly discern their way in this mystery,--who are able to receive and to hold fast the eternal divinity of the Word...
Title:The Collected Writings Of Edward Irving (volume 4)Format:PaperbackDimensions:194 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.41 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217295886

ISBN - 13:9780217295888