Manual of Theology, Volumes 1-2

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General Books LLC, 2009 - Literary Collections - 474 pages
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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. 1859 Excerpt: ...There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body."3 What a spiritual body is, we are unable to say. We shall not be pure or uncompounded spirit, as God is; for we shall have a " body," which God cannot be said to have. But that body will be " spiritual," as distinguished from the natural or grossly material bodies that we now possess. It will be freed from the inactivity, the ponderableness that now binds us to the earth; and will be fitted for swift motion, similar to that of which angelic spirits are capable. It is immortal. "Now this mortal must put on immortality."4 As there will be no need to supply a daily waste in each individual body, or to preserve it from corruption, so there will be no need to supply a waste of the race by death. " They neither marry, nor are given in marriage; neither can they die any more; for they are equal unto the angels."5 In a state of being so different from the present, we shall need bodies of far different construction and properties; and, from the likeness which we are to bear to the angels, we may infer that our spiritual bodies will resemble, to sorne extent, the spirituality of these holy and immortal beings. The true and perfect pattern to which we shall be conformed, is the glorious body of the Redeemer, who, though once dead, now liveth for ever, and who will give us to share his own immortality. " Because I live, ye shall live also."1 With what body the wicked will come, and to what likeness they will be conformed, the Scriptures do not tell us. As they will be raised, to stand in the judgment, and receive the sentence under which they will suffer everlasting punishment, in the fire prepared for the devil and his angels; we may conclude that, both in b...

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Great book on Theology. Was one of the first systematic books on theology by a southern baptist. Read full review

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