Christ and Criticism; Thoughts Concerning the Relation of Christian Faith to Biblical Criticism

Christ and Criticism; Thoughts Concerning the Relation of Christian Faith to Biblical Criticism

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...general characterization which the New Testament gives of him. He calls himself the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John xiv. 6). He announced that he would draw all men unto himself (xii. 32). He professes to have come on earth to redeem men from sin and death (Luke xix. 10, John xi. 25), and calls himself the Light of the world (John viii. 12). He assumes the prerogative of universal judge (Matt. xxv. 31--46). And what he himself claims his followers all accord to him. He is to them all in all (Col. iii. 11), the Son of God through whom all things were made (John i. 3, 10, Col. i. 16, Heb. i. 2). He is called the power and the wisdom of God (1 Cor. i. 24), the one who was made unto men wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and redemption (i. 30). He is called the High Priest who is able to succor all that are tempted (Heb. ii. 17, 18). He is called the King of kings and Lord of lords (Rev. xvii. 14, xix. 16), the Head of an everlasting kingdom (Luke i. 33, 2 Pet. i. 11). He is described as a divine being who came down from heaven to earth and has now returned to the glory which he had before (John i. 1--14, xvii. 5, Phil. ii. 5--11, Heb. i. 3). Now it is impossible not to suppose that a being so uniquely endowed and invested with such exalted prerogatives was gifted with altogether unique knowledge. He who is to be the King and Judge of all men surely cannot exercise his office without something approximating to omniscience; and we cannot therefore be surprised when Paul speaks of Christ as the one in whom all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden (Col. ii. 3). And even if it be supposed that Jesus is now, in his exalted state, possessed of a degree of knowledge which he did not have in his earthly life, still the more

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