The Plan of Salvation: Five Lectures Delivered at the Princeton Summer School of Theology, June, 1914

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Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1915 - Salvation - 144 pages

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Page 50 - Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds and shall find me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate...
Page 38 - And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Page 71 - ... for your sympathy, merely because I think I hold the truth, and I wish you to hold it also. I do not think that you can see the importance or the universality of Christ's atonement, if you can disapprove of the proclamation of it, though by a layman. You have told me that you believe that " Christ is the propitiation for the sins of the whole world," in the obvious sense of these words.
Page 129 - ... according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him unto a dispensation of the fulness of the times, to sum up all things in Christ, the things in the heavens, and the things upon the earth...
Page 17 - It may indeed be thought that there never was a period in the history of the Church in which naturalistic conceptions of the process of salvation were more wide-spread or more radical than at present.
Page 138 - I wanted to be told of something special and sublime ; and I am reminded of duties which I have been performing all my life." The reply exhibits great ignorance of self and of duty, but is perfectly sincere. That it was possible to keep the whole Law is an idea which is frequent in the Talmud.
Page 46 - For, when we tell a man to seek righteousness and life out of himself, ie, in Christ only, because he has nothing in himself but sin and death, a controversy immediately arises with reference to the freedom and powers of the will. For, if man has any ability of his own to serve God, he does not obtain salvation entirely by the grace of Christ, but in part bestows it on himself. On the other hand, if the whole of salvation is attributed to the grace of Christ, man has nothing left, has...
Page 66 - A. Christ, as our Redeemer, executeth the offices of a prophet, of a priest, and of a king, both in his estate of humiliation and exaltation.
Page 65 - This ungodly opinion, that attributeth the salvation of man unto the receiving of an external sacrament, doth derogate the mercy of God, as though his holy Spirit could not be carried by faith into the penitent and sorrowful conscience, except it rid always in a chariot 7 and external sacrament.
Page 41 - Ccelestius should remain in force until they should unequivocally acknowledge that "we are aided by the grace of God, through Christ, not only to know, but to do what is right, in each single act, so that without grace we are unable to have, think, speak, or do anything pertaining to piety.

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