Thoughts for the Times

Paperback | May 9, 2012

byHugh Reginald Haweis

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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. 1872 Excerpt: ...any extent to evade this heresy and that, but it is poor work after all, merely a concession to dogmatic imbecility. 77. My dear friends, I have only time now to allude to one other article--he Article on Original Sin. I shall recapitulate the substance of what I have said to-day, and dwell further on the doctrinal basis of the Church of the Future in my next discourse. As with the Trinity so with Original Sin, the words of the Article have an anti-pathetic ring about them. It will be hardly necessary to read more than the opening sentence of the Article to show this:--"Original sin standeth not in the following of Adam (as the Pelagians do vainly talk);" I dare say, a good many persons here never heard of the Pelagians before; but of course, if they had to go through a preparatory theological training they would naturally become acquainted with the Pelaagians, the Nestorians, the Gnostic sects, and others who held opinions contrary to those professed by the Church of the period. Then the Article proceeds:--"but it is the fault and corruption of the nature of every man, that naturally is engendered of the offspring of Adam;"--there is the doctrine of Original Sin. In these days, if we were to draw up Articles in accordance with present thoughts and feelings, we should have avoided all dogmatic assertions about Adam, because we should feel we were on dangerous ground; because even many sound theologians do not hold now to the letter of that story of the Apple in the garden of Eden; in short, a variety of different opinions are now held within the orthodox Church about the early chapters of Genesis. Then, we should not have alluded to the Pelagians at all, because few people nowadays know or care anything about them. In short, they are lef...

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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. 1872 Excerpt: ...any extent to evade this heresy and that, but it is poor work after all, merely a concession to dogmatic imbecility. 77. My dear...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:May 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217405673

ISBN - 13:9780217405676

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