A Letter on the Purity of Our Glorious Immanuel's Human Nature, Addressed to the Followers of E Irving
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. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart." f The demands of a law, which required immaculate purity in the inward parts, could be satisfied only by an essentially holy, sinless man. " I say unto you, that ye resist not evil. And whosoever shall compel you to go a mile, Rom. x. 4. + Matt. v. 27, 28. go with him twain," were never fulfilled in spirit and in truth, excepting by the innocent, spotless Lamb, when he " gave his back to the smiters, and was oppressed and afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: " and when he was hurried from place to place, to gratify the malice of his enemies.-f' We have in the transfiguration, the most sublime of all the gospel testimonies to Immanuel's purity, and separation from sinners; and the transcendent superiority of his human nature on that account, to our vile bodies, which must put off mortality, and be decomposed, before they can be fashioned like unto his glorious body, and re-constructed by his mighty power, by which he is able to subdue all things unto himself. Conceived as we are in sin, and shapen in iniquity; and ever breathing the tainted moral atmosphere of a fallen world; going astray, and speaking lies from the womb, deceiving, and being deceived, and delighting to have it so, with earthly, grovelling minds, at enmity against true holiness, our natural conceptions cannot reach the lofty summit of exquisite purity, upon which the exalted humanity of our incarnate God ever stood! Nothing less than an exertion of the mighty power of Omnipotence, infusing into our souls the light of the Sun of Righteousness, could enable us to apprehend divine things at all. The Matt. v. 39, 41. + Isai. liii. 7; Luke, xxiii. 7; John, xviii. 13. humanity of our glorious Immanuel was filled with grace...
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