The fatherhood of God

Paperback | July 5, 2012

byJohn Coleman Adams

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... exaggerations are destined to die out before the thoughts that fill men's souls to-day. The orthodoxy of Clement and of Origen, coming as it does into the closest relations of sympathy and support with the truths which science has most firmly established, is renewing its hold after centuries of condemnation. And in no respect is this generation more thoroughly in accord with it than in its assertion of the Divine fatherhood, and the persistence of God's image in the human soul, under all the ruin and demoralization of sin. VII.--Divine Fatherhood And Divine Love. It is impossible for the student of this truth as it has been revealed to humanity by Jesus Christ to escape one or two leading and impressive facts, which are necessary inferences from this attitude of God to man. We have presented the scriptural testimony to the truth entirely from one side, because the denial of the universality of the fatherhood is based upon the change which has taken place in human nature since the fall. The entire weight of the imposing structure of text and argument in refutation of God's universal fatherhood rests upon the assumption that the Divine image in man has been utterly lost, and that this loss annihilates the relationship. But is that true? Is there not another side from which we are bound to approach this relationship in order to discover its full significance? Fatherhood has two sides. It depends as much upon the nature of God as it does upon the nature of man. It rests not alone upon the perpetuity of the Divine image in man, but also upon the Divine nature in whose image man was created. God is man's father, by virtue of what He is in His own infinite nature. The creation of man was the spontaneous act of the Divine will. God made man in His...

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... exaggerations are destined to die out before the thoughts that fill men's souls to-day. The orthodoxy of Clement and o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:July 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217385214

ISBN - 13:9780217385213

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