Catholic and Evangelical Principles, Viewed in Their Present Application to the Church of God

Catholic and Evangelical Principles, Viewed in Their Present Application to the Church of God

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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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...baptized is not regeneration, but is rather intended to lead to true regeneration in after life, if they live, the Holy Spirit, through the intercession of Christ, finishing His work in them if they (lie In the sacrament of baptism, the water or outward See Vatson's Vorks Vol. 3, p. 72, 80. The question will probably occur here what becomes of the infants of the heathen who die in infancy and who are not baptized? It is freely granted that they are saved from the consequences of Adam"s transgression, through the merits of the second Adam, and in the order of that gracious constitution which he has raised for the recovery of the world. But into what degrees of positive blessing? There is a difference between that constitution of grace under which the whole world is placed (in which many transactions of wisdom and goodness take place beside the salvation of heathen infants) and that covenant which is made to Abraham's spiritual seed--the church. This church is distinguished by peculiar privileges, there is a special presence of God manifested unto it, which is dilferent from God's general 0mnipresenceAll children are born under Christ's merciful constitution, but all are not born within the encircling clauses of that gracious engagement which refers to the christian church, this is the privilege rather of christian infants. "Whether there will be a difference in the allotment of eternity between the children of the church and other children none can tell. The latter enter the Holy of Holies by another way than the first sanctuary. However Christ may judge the heathen without baptism, he requires us to observe baptism, and if in the case of any of our infants it should be unavoidably omitted, he vill not, in case of their...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236880781
  • 9781236880789