The Works Of Nathaniel Lardner, D.d. (volume 9); With A Life By Dr. Kippis

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byNathaniel Lardner

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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. 1827. Excerpt: ... There is therefore no small difficulty in applying the commonly received opinion concerning Christ, as God, of the same substance, and equal with the Father, to this text. Or, it is not easy to reconcile the doctrine of the apostle in this place, and the commonly received opinion concerning the Trinity. I shall now conclude with these two remarks. I. The commonly received dqctrine of the Trinity, which is reckoned orthodox, and the doctrine of the church, is obscure. Indeed it is generally acknowledged to be very mysterious. And it appears to be so from the authentic accounts which have been now given of it. For it is said that there are 'three persons in the godhead, the Father, 'the Son, and the Holy Ghost:' and they are said to be equal in power and glory.' Which expressions seem to intimate, that there are three distinct beings, and minds. But yet, on the other hand, it is as plainly said, that there is ' but one eternal, and one Almighty.' These expressions must be allowed to represent an obscure doctrme. Some have said, that it is contradictory. All I affirm is, that it is obscure, and difficult to be conceived and understood, if it be not absolutely incomprehensible. II. Secondly, I would observe, that obscure doctrines ought not to be made necessary to salvation. They who consider the general tenour, and great design of the preaching of Christ and his apostles, to all sorts of men, m order to bring them to repentance and holiness, and thereby to everlasting happiness, by the good will and appointment of God, will be easily led to think that there should not be any doctrines, necessary to be believed, which are of such a nature, that the most metaphysical and philosophical minds can scarcely know what they are, or reconcile them to reason. Therefo...

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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. 1827. Excerpt: ... There is therefore no small difficulty in applying the commonly received opinion concerning Christ, as God, of the same substa...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:246 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.52 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217615945

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