Twelve Lectures on the Acts of the Apostles Delivered on the Wednesdays During Lent in the Years 1827 1828

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General Books LLC, 2009 - Literary Collections - 152 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.1828 Excerpt: ... the Father doeth; and to be honoured by all men, even as they honour the Father. All these points St. John in the first instance briefly, but pointedly asserts; and afterwards proves them at large, by the words of Jesus himself. And in conclusion he tells us that his object was, not to record all the wonderful things which Jesus did, but only such particulars as might convince mankind that he was the Son of God; not merely a prophet, (for that he was proved to be by his miracles, which the other Evangelists had related, ) but the very Son of the Most High, which he repeatedly declared himself to be, in, the discourses preserved by St. John. I will conclude with a brief recapitulation of the principal doctrines which are taught in this remarkable Gospel. So God loved the world, that he gave (i.e. to death) his only-begotten Son, that men might be saved by their belief in him as suck. Jesus Christ was this only-begotten Son; the Son of God, in a manner, and by a mode of generation, peculiar to himself. He had God for his own Father, and was equal to him; existing with him before he appeared in the flesh; and sent by him upon earth. + He had dwelt with his John v. 18. f Johniii. 13, 17. Father in glory, before the world was; he had come from that glory, and returned to it. He was exactly equal, in attributes and powers, to the Father, and is to be worshipped as the Father. The Father and the Son have a perfect unity of counsel, will and operation. And there is the same unity subsisting between the Holy Spirit and the Father, and between the Holy Spirit and the Son.f We are further taught, that Christ came upon earth to save mankind, by dying for them upon the cross: that he was the Messiah sent from God, who had been promised to the holy men of old; and spoken...

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