Bibliotheca Sacra; A Theological Quarterly Volume 20

Bibliotheca Sacra; A Theological Quarterly Volume 20

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...with crushing weight on those who-are not personally responsible for the deed. It would be quite in keeping with both these great laws, were the vitiated and corrupt nature of fallen Adam to become the nature also of his whole posterity. With this view both the teaching of scripture and the facts of the world's history correspond. In the narrative of the fall we have the only authentic accountof the first entrance of sin into our world. It is an undeniable fact that human depravity has existed ever since that first sin of the first man, and that, without exception, all his descendants partake of that moral nature which belonged to him after that event. These facts indicate a close connection of the two things. Such a connection is evidently implied in the scriptures, and in some passages directly affirmed. We are told that by one man sin came into the world, and death by sin; and that the consequence was universal sinfulness and universal death.' In succeeding verses of the same chapter the idea is resumed and repeated. It was by the disobedience of the one that the many became sinners, even as it is by the obedience of one that many are justified.' In these passages the sinfulness of the race is plainly ascribed to the apostacy of Adam, as the occasion and origin of the same--the fountain whence that sad and terrible consequence has flowed, and is still flowing, through the long dark ages of the world's history. 1 Rom. v. 12. This has been, accordingly, the view generally received in the Christian church from the first. In this the great body of those who adopt the Christian system agree, both Old and New school, Calvinist and Arminian. As to the nature of the connection, they differ; as to thefact of more

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  • Paperback | 330 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 590g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236845056
  • 9781236845054