A charge to the clergy of the Protestant Episcopal church in the state of Ohio, on the preaching of Christ crucified: delivered before the seventeenth annual convention of the diocese at Chillicothe September 5th, 1834

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Western Protestant Episcopal press, 1834 - Religion - 15 pages
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Page 8 - God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, and the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty...
Page 11 - Original Sin standeth not in the following of Adam, (as the Pelagians do vainly talk;) but it is the fault and corruption of the Nature of every man, that naturally is engendered of the offspring of Adam...
Page 8 - For I delivered unto you first of all that which also I received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried; and that he hath been raised on the third day according to the scriptures...
Page 6 - Him became the distinct and the prominent object of my ministerial exertions ; it was not till I took the scriptural way of laying the method of reconciliation before them ; it was not till the free offer of forgiveness through the blood of Christ was urged upon their acceptance, and the Holy Spirit given through the channel of Christ's mediatorship to all who ask Him, was set before them as the unceasing object of their dependence and their prayers...
Page 9 - I may know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary, and to warn the rebellious.
Page 4 - And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach JESUS CHRIST.
Page 6 - God ; it was not till reconciliation to him became the distinct and the prominent object of my ministerial exertions; it was not till I took the Scriptural way of laying the method of reconciliation before them ; it was not till the free offer of forgiveness through the blood of Christ was urged upon their acceptance, and the Holy...
Page 11 - Let it be his continual effort to magnify the grace of God in all the work of salvation. He cannot exceed the truth in that which has no bounds. — But there is another text of equal emphasis, which St. Paul connects with the other, as we should always connect them in our ministry : " Created in Jesus Christ unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Page 11 - This leads directly to the absolute necessity of a new birth unto righteousness ; and makes the subject of spiritual regeneration, its evidences and fruits, of conspicuous magnitude in the preaching of Christ. And this again introduces the sinner, now sensible of his disease and helplessness and necessity, to the only Physician. Then comes in the agency of the Holy Ghost. Christ is not preached in faithfulness, unless the Holy Ghost, " who proceedeth from the Father and the Son," is distinctly and...
Page 8 - Son, and of the Son in coming to be made a curse for us, can be preached only in view of the Son in the self-existence and infinite glory of the godhead. You cannot separate the Cross for which he came, from the Throne whence he came, without divesting his death of its atoning virtue...

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