The Theological Works Of Isaac Barrow (volume 2); Sermons On Several Occasions

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byIsaac Barrow

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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. 1859. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SERMON XXV. OF THE LOVE OF GOD. Matt. XXII. 37. Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart. THIS text is produced by our Saviour out of Serm. . . XXV. Moses his law in answer to a question, where- ' with a learned Pharisee thought to pose or puzzle him; the question was, Which was the great and first commandment in the Law ? a question which, it seems, had been examined, and determined among the doctors, in the schools of those days, (for in St Luke, to the like question intimated Luke by our Saviour, another lawyer readily yields the same answer, and is therefore commended by our Saviour with a, Recte respondisti, Thou hast answered rightly;) so that, had our Saviour answered otherwise, he had, we may suppose, been taxed of ignorance and unsMlfulness, perhaps also of error and heterodoxy; to convict him of which seems to have been the design of this Jewish trier or tempter, (for he is said to ask, Trying, or tempting, him, Utipdfyv Uvtov). But our Saviour defeats his captious intent, by answering, not only according to truth and the reason of the thing, but agreeably to the doctrine then current, and as the lawyer himself, out of his memory and learning, Serm. would have resolved it: and no wonder, since XXV . ... -- common sense dictates, that the law enjoining sincere and entire love toward God is necessarily the first and chief, or the most fundamental law of all Religion; for that whosoever doth believe the being of God, according to the most common notion . that name bears, must needs discern himself obliged, first and chiefly, to perform those acts of mind and will toward him, which most true and earnest love do imply: different expressions of love may be prescribed, peculiar grounds of love may be declared in ...

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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. 1859. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SERMON XXV. OF THE LOVE OF GOD. Matt. XXII. 37. Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart. TH...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217642497

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