A Collection of Tracts, Publish'd in Vindication of Mr. Lock's Reasonableness of Christianity, as Deliver'd in the Scriptures; And of His Essay, Concerning Humane Understanding

A Collection of Tracts, Publish'd in Vindication of Mr. Lock's Reasonableness of Christianity, as Deliver'd in the Scriptures; And of His Essay, Concerning Humane Understanding

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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. 1697 edition. Excerpt: ...Declarations? There will be fome Difference indeed arnongft Chriftians as to the particular Doctrines they believe, fome believing more Articles, fome few-r, and this rrmft needs be, till they be all equal m their Knowledge. Yet in the way exCepted againfr, they will every one be obliged to believe liave and pra&ife according to the extent of their Knowledge, and to agree in Faith and Pra&ife, io for as they do in Knowledge. And let People advance what Notions they pleafe, 'concerning what Articles are rieceffary to make Men Chriftians, they cannot rationally agree any further than they will this way j unlefs they muff. all be ftak'd down to believe juft one let of Doctrines, without extending their Endeavours after Knowledge any further. And if this be a way to prevent Peoples raifing Exceptions againft a great part of Religion, I cannot excufe it from doing unfufferable Wrong to a great part of Religion. In believing Jefus to be the Meffiah, fo as to take him for our Lord and King, we yield up our (elves intirely to him, to believe and praftife whatfbever we fhall know he hath taught and commanded: And therefore we muft not fuffer our fejves to be coupt up, and confined to a preciis Number of Do&rines and Laws, but muft every one employ our belt Endeavours to be continually jucreafing and improving in Knowledge, Faith and Holinefs. This believing Jefus to be the Meffiab, doth not imply our explicite believing a certain Number of Doctrines he hath taught, but it is a fubmitting our Faith implicitly to him, believing that all he hath taught is true, with a Dilpofitiorj and purpofe to learch after, and endeavour to know what Dofti ines he hath particularly taught, and to Relieve on his Authority, whatfbever we fhall un'iderftand he hath...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236659139
  • 9781236659132