The Indwelling Christ by James Mann Campbell

The Indwelling Christ

byJames Mann Campbell

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From the preface:
The aim of this book is to present the doctrine of the Divine Immanence from a Christological standpoint. The doctrine of the Divine Immanence requires to be rescued from pantheistic tendencies by changing the commonly accepted idea of the divine in nature, in man, and in the world, from an impersonal presence that pervades, to a personal presence that indwells. It requires also to be baptised into the name of Christ that it may be converted from a sterile field of theism into a fruitful field of evangelical truth. Theism is not Christianity. To see an Immanent God in nature, in man, and in the world, is to discern an intelligent purpose; to see in them an Indwelling Christ is to discover a redemptive purpose. If Christ is in nature, nature is included in the scope of redemption; if Christ is in man, the redemption of man is possible; if Christ is in the world, the world is on its way to redemption.

It is not enough to say that there is in man a divine element or principle; there is in him a divine personal presence, whose name is Christ. "Christ in you the hope of glory," is the Pauline explanation of the redemption of man from the power of evil; and a better one has not yet been furnished.

William Law, the English mystic, makes a heart-searching appeal, in which the doctrine of the divine indwelling, as set forth in the following pages, may be summed up and applied. "Poor Sinner!" he exclaims. "Consider the treasure thou hast within thee! The Saviour of the world, the Eternal Word of God, lies hid in thee, as a spark of the divine nature, which is to overcome sin, and death, and hell within thee; and generate again the life of God in thy soul. Turn to thy heart, and thy heart will find its Saviour; its God, within thyself. Thou seest, hearest, and feelest nothing of God because thou seekest Him abroad with thine outward eyes. Thou seekest for Him in books, in controversies, in the church and outward exercises, but there thou wilt not find Him till thou hast first found Him in thy heart. Seek for Him in thy heart, and thou wilt never seek in vain; for there He dwelleth; there is the seat of His light, and Holy Spirit."


The Table of Contents are as follows:
CHAPTER 1: A Revolutionary Doctrine.
CHAPTER 2: The Inward Revelation of the Indwelling Christ.
CHAPTER 3: The Mystery of the Divine Indwelling Unveiled.
CHAPTER 4: Christ Formed Within.
CHAPTER 5: Inward Substitution.
CHAPTER 6: Oneness with the Indwelling Christ.
CHAPTER 7: The Indwelling Christ a Fountain of Strength.
CHAPTER 8: The Indwelling Christ the Root of Righteousness
CHAPTER 9: Christ Within—Heaven Within
CHAPTER 10: How to Come into the Consciousness of the Indwelling Christ.
CHAPTER 11: The Real Presence.
CHAPTER 12: The Abiding Presence.
CHAPTER 13: The Indwelling of Christ Realized Through the Holy Spirit
CHAPTER 14: Christ in Every Man
CHAPTER 15: Christ Incarnated in Christian Lives
CHAPTER 16: Christ in the World
CHAPTER 17: The Indwelling Christ The Center of the World's Unity
CHAPTER 18: Christ All and In All


About the Author:
James Mann Campbell was born in Scotland on May 6, 1840, and was educated at the University of Edinborough, one of his intimate friends and classmates was Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the Telephone, who was at that time a teacher of the deaf in Edinborough.  After finishing his theological studies, he was for some years a minister in Laughlin Dumfriesshire.  He emigrated with his family, a wife and four children in 1873 and for some time filled various pastorates in Illinois.

In 1882 he was called to the Congregational Church at Watertown, and served that congregation for nine years.
He afterwards preached to a Congregational church in Lombard, Illinois, and after some years went to California.  He has written a great many books, mostly of a religious nature, several since he became blind. He organized a church in Manhattan Beach after he was over seventy years of age.

He kept up his activities as a Christian minister, until blindness (optic atrophy) made it impossible. At this time, it seems he retired to a small orange grove, which was managed by his son, Theodore. 

He passed from this life on May 7, 1926.

Title:The Indwelling ChristFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 27, 2015Publisher:Jawbone DigitalLanguage:English

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