The Christian's Armour Against Infidelity, a Collection of Tracts by Distinguished Writers, with a Preliminary Essay by J.G. Lorimer

The Christian's Armour Against Infidelity, a Collection of Tracts by Distinguished Writers, with a Preliminary Essay by J.G. Lorimer

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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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ... reject it, even in these circumstances, would reject it to their own just condemnation. No man who candidly examines the witness now at the bar, and discerns the import of his testimony, can withhold his conviction, that said witness is acquainted with the true God, and commissioned to declare him to the world. All the attributes of the Divine character are displayed in the Scriptures, in a manner infinitely more glorious than the representations of them by the wisest of the human race. Granting that the ancient philosophers had some glimmerings of the unity, power, and immensity of God, they never gave the slightest hint for the illustration of those Divine attributes which most concern the happiness of man. The God that philosophy now boasts has been principally stolen from the Scriptures. But we need not rest any thing on what, it appears from their writings, philosophers did not know: we are warranted in asserting, that the Scriptures give views of the Divine character, perfectly rational, yet utterly unattainable from a view of the works of creation. Not only were some parts of the Divine character previously unknown; they are still to be een in no other light than that of the gospel. On the knowledge of these attributes depends the happiness of man. I shall begin with justice. JUSTICE. The infinite justice of God is to be seen in no other view than in the redemption of sinners through the atonement. No other plan of salvation has ever attempted to show God to be perfectly just. Every system, so far as it admits guilt in men, must view God as deficient in justice, if he saves them. Now, if all the human race are finally to be happy without atonement to justice, God must be unjust in proportion to the aggregate amount of human guilt. Do you...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236549554
  • 9781236549556
  • 2,236,725