The Ecclesiastical Polity Of The New Testament Unfolded; And Its Points Of Coincidence Or…

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bySamuel Davidson

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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. 1854. Excerpt: ... LECTURE II. THE NATURE AND CHARACTERISTICS OF A SCRIPTURAL CHURCH. "Paul.... unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints."--1 Con. i. 1, 2. Man is a social being. He has not been created for himself, or sent into the world as a child of solitude. His nature prompts him to hold intercourse with his fellows. There is a strong inclination within him to act with others. Hence masses of human beings congregate, bringing themselves under common obligations for the accomplishment of certain objects. The social propensity discovers itself so early and with so much uniformity in man, that he 'cannot have been designed for solitariness by the Author of his being, but for the active duties which bring him into contact with those who bear the same image with himself. Placed in a world peopled with beings like himself, one family, owning a common Parent, is formed of all. But he is a religious as well as a social being. He has some apprehension of a superior Intelligence to whom he owes allegiance. The light within him teaches him that there is a God presiding over the world, whose favour it becomes him to secure. Endowed with certain capacities of perception and feeling, he is necessarily disposed to offer reverence to a higher Existence. This appears in the savage as well as the civilized state of humanity; for the idea of a God arises very early in the mind, and is never entirely dislodged from it. Thus the foundation of social religious worship lies in the nature of man. It is the dictate of his intellectual and moral constitution to render religious homage to the Supreme Being, not merely in the solitude of his own meditations, but in the company of his fellow-creatures. The susceptibilities bestowe...

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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. 1854. Excerpt: ... LECTURE II. THE NATURE AND CHARACTERISTICS OF A SCRIPTURAL CHURCH. "Paul.... unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217119409

ISBN - 13:9780217119405

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