The World As The Subject Of Redemption; 8 Lects. Delivered On The Foundation Of J. Bampton

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byWilliam Henry Fremantle

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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.1885 Excerpt: ... the regulated use or exchange of these the nations edify one another, and these therefore become the Sacraments of its life and worship. Its organs and its ministries must be established by some kind of representatives, who will exercise that portion of authority with which the nations voluntarily part. Whatever their particular functions may be, they will be, by virtue of their beneficent mission, truly ministers of God and organs of the Divine Spirit. When Western Europe becomes one great Church, the head or leading portion of the Church of humanity will be organised. It will then have the duty of assimilating by degrees the more backward nations to itself. Colonisation, commercial and other intercourse with the barbarous and savage races, the progressive effort to raise those races by the infusion among them of the spirit of Christian civilisation, will form the functions of the Church now become fully universal; and the longed for completion of this process is that which is expressed by the religious words, the building up of the Holy City, the establishment of the kingdom of God, the universal reign of Christ. Two things must be added. First, the various circles of human society, the churches within the Church, such as we have described them, are permanent. They aid one another, and further the life of the whole. Secondly, the chief of these circles will always be the society for public worship, the inspiring power of the spiritual life of the whole. On the principle of Election which we have maintained, the elect body is that in which the Christian spirit of universalism is most fully received and enforced, and the sources of the Christian life brought to view, in which the worship is direct, with only such sacramental media as are needed for the bare...

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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.1885 Excerpt: ... the regulated use or exchange of these the nations edify one another, and these therefore become the Sacraments of its life and ...

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

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