Baptismal Regeneration, a Lecture

Baptismal Regeneration, a Lecture

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...forgetfulness by setting continually before our eyes these preeminent examples. (c) Thus far in speaking of the purposes of the Incarnation, we have been dealing with that which is comparatively plain. If the imparting of that life of the Incarnate Word to the soul be mysterious, yet it is given individually, and we see well how it may result in the salvation of those in whom it works. But there are also vaster consequences of the Incarnation hinted at in Holy Scripture, which we are far from being able to trace out or apprehend fully. It is implied that through that connexion with mankind into which Christ has entered the whole race has been placed in a new relation to God; and not only so, but that it is the Divine will that all things and orders of beings, whether in heaven or earth, should find their centre in Him Who has been crucified and raised to God's Right Hand.1 In our attempts to understand how these results are involved in the Incarnation, to conceive how He thereby became united with universal human nature and thus with the whole race and with all Creation, and how He, therefore, stands as the representative of the whole, and how the whole benefits through being seen in Him, and through the power of His sympathy, the doubt is apt to cross our minds whether we are not cheating ourselves with phrases, playing (it may be) with some abstraction to which an outworn philosophy gave a reality which it does not truly possess. It is well that we should be alive to this danger in regard to mere forms of our thought, when we move in such an unknown region. But it is only reasonable to believe that the fact of the Eternal Son of God wrapping Himself in, and taking into Himself, our humanity, should have some such marvellous significance, little...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236636546
  • 9781236636546