The Vicarious Sacrifice, Grounded In Principles Of Universal Obligation

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byHorace Bushnell

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1871. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. HOW HE BECOMES SO GREAT A POWER. In His descent to the flesh, we might naturally expect that Christ would bring all deific perfections with Him, and have them expressed in His person. And this, indeed, is true; but with the large qualification that they will be expressed only by degrees, and under conditions of time; that is, under such laws of expression as pertain to humanity. In one view, God is emptied of His perfections in becoming incarnate, and has them all to acquire and bring into evidence, by the same process of right living that obtains character and weight for men. Otherwise the incarnation would be no real fact. It must be with Christ as with men, aud moral power, as we commonly use the term, among men, is the power that a man finally gets, by the courses and achievements of a great and worthy life, to impress and sway other men. The subject may be dead, or he may be still alive; his name awakens homage, inspires, becomes an argument in itself, by which opposition is concluded, or assent determined; all because of some great virtue, or victory, or championship of right and beneficence, accomplished in his life. It is a power cumulative in its very nature. Once the man had it not; as regards any such thing, he was virtually nobody. But the process of his life was such that power grew up with it, rolled up into volume and majesty, in the facts and doings of it. If he was a benefactor, like Howard, Moral powtr u his name became a power, through the cumulaimtrains of good, led on by his works and sacrifices. If he was a 6aint, like Savonarola or George Fox, his inspirations obtained for him the homage due to God's oracle. If he was a preacher, like Whitfield, the immense crowds, conquered by his words, prepared other and greater crowds, to b...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1871. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. HOW HE BECOMES SO GREAT A POWER. In His descent to the flesh, we might naturally expect that Christ would bring all deifi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217549071

ISBN - 13:9780217549073

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