The Kingdom of Christ: Or, Hints Respecting the Principles, Constitution, and Ordinances of the Catholic Church

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D. Appleton & Company, 1843 - Religious thought - 595 pages
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Contents

The objections to the Lutheran doctrines of Justification as exalting an outward
94
Objection to the same doctrine as asserting the right of private Judgment
101
LutheranismHow it became a systemJoint influence of Luther and Melancthon
107
Luthers feelings respecting his own work
110
Continental Calvinism
116
FiDal result of the pure Protestant experiment
123
Or to represent the condition of Humanity as wholly lost
129
CHAPTER IV
136
Attempts at an extranational religious Organization
142
Attempts to form a New Catholic Church
149
Change in mens feelings respecting Natural Philosophy
155
Pure MetaphysicsInfluence of Kant
162
Connection of new Rationalism with Catholicism
166
Its practical influence on our agerisible in all directions
172
Effects of the French Revolution upon Protestant countriesAssertion of the
179
Result of these experiments
190
PART II
197
Popular modern notion respecting the substitution of an Idea for a Spibitual
203
Popular modern notion that there may be a universal society not governed bv
209
The fact that Nations exist a second indication of the same truthHow con
215
Idea of a covenant between God anil mai tikecentral one in itThis covenant
221
Vision of a true Uxivibbal Kingdom of which this was the counterfeit and per
227
How interpreted by the acts of our Lords lile
233
CHAPTER IV
240
Antipavlobapiist objections Those wlio have no spiritual consciousness or capa
247
Modern philosophical objectionsBaptism cannot lie the sign of a universal
256
The Romish systemIdea of the opus operatum
263
How the Catholic idea of Baptism reconciles the doctrines of those who oppose
268
Qi aker objection to the outward character of the Creed
276
The Catholic Creeds are a defence of ihe Scriptures and of the poor man against
282
Inference A Ministry gronnded upon an Episcopal order and possessing
360
Presbyterian Objections Christ is the only Bishop of his Church The Bishop
367
Objections to the absolving power in Ministers The minister sets the conscience
373
Philosophical Objections Men of letters and of science are the true priests
382
How the Romanist has destroyed the idea of absolution by his vicarial doctrine
388
The Question where are the interpreters of the book to be found? considered
396
The Catholic anil Romish doctrine found side by side in the same writersHow
401
The question of inspiration and of the relation of Scriptures to other books con
402
The question of miracles considered
409
The Romish SystemThe Romish doctrine respecting the concealment of
416
CHAPTER V
424
Punishments Oaths War belong to the religion of the Jewish State
430
They cannot belong to our Dispensation if they are prohibited in the New Tes
431
SECTION I
440
OBJECTIONS OF THE WAKER
467
SECTION
474
The golden age of the Church was that which existed before the rise of national
494
SECTION VI
508
PART III
518
Ail the Catholic institutions exist here
519
The relative claims of the two sets of persons in England who call themselves
527
How affected by the Reformation
533
That part of our literature is the noblest which exhibits it most strikingly
539
The Catholic protest against it It confounds the Church with the civil power
545
Mutual charges of these parties how far true
551
Conclusion
566
Note A Extracts from St Augustine illustrating the primitive mode of teaching
571
On the modern treatment of ancient philosophers
578
Note E On the charges against the Alexandrian fathers 58
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Page 462 - ... But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you ; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven; for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same ? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others?
Page 314 - I am persuaded that neither life nor death, nor things present, nor things to come — nor height, nor depth — nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus, or the love which we inwardly bear as Christ's people to each other.
Page 447 - Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment...
Page 543 - The more distinct development of the notion of such chemical attraction, gradually made its way among the chemists of the latter part of the seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth century, as we may see in the writings of Boyle, Newton, and their followers.
Page 243 - For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying; The voice of one crying in the wilderness ; Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
Page 93 - Christ, and be found in him, not having my own righteousness which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith...
Page 450 - Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths: but I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne: nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these...
Page 352 - Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Whosesoever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them ; and whosesoever sins ye retain, they are retained.
Page 291 - Henceforth I call you not servants, but I have called you friends.

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