Excerpt from The Bloody Sacrifice
The present treatise is not a learned discussion, of the great subject of atonement; it is simply a scripture interpretation. No attempt is in it made to formulate logical propositions, or to consult human reason; but simply to collate the nuques tioned and unquestionable teachings of the word of God for the benefit of seekers after truth. The sub ject is of the highest importance, and at piesent demands persistent indoctrination, as the tendency is lamentably verging towards an oversight or ignor ing of the expiatory character of his death. A denial of the sacrificial view of his decease is fatal to the system of Christianity itself, as it withdraws the great motive force which should actuate, and does constrain the believing soul to loving consecration and untiring service, Were the doctrine of vicarious atonement eliminated from the creed of the church, nothing would be left but a beautiful system of' morality, destitute of power to enforce itself and.
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