Commentary on the Gospel According to Saint John (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Commentary on the Gospel According to Saint John Bishop Foster. 1 Bishop Peck.some have admitted that Christ can perform the work, they have denied that the Great Physician could or would cure until we were removed from the baneful atmosphere of this sinful world. Arminian commentators have been affected, with but few excep tions, with this unscriptural, dogmatic taint. As we study both Calvinistic and Arminian authorities, we many times notice pass ages where, to be true to the Scripture, they unconsciously drop their theology, and clearly'and explicitly declare the possibility of being cleansed from all sin. If any reader shall say, as we quote from these authorities, that we do not represent their thoughts as they themselves intended, we reply, that we represent at least Adam Clarke, John Wesley and some others correctly, and that other writers were obliged to state their opinions as they did or be unfaithful to Scripture, and we quote some of them to show the inconsistency of any system that represents Jesus Christ as a perfect Saviour, and at the same time theoreti cally denies his power to heal the malady of sin at the very time of the sickness. In the treatment of the miracles of Christ, com mentators have been obliged to consider the healing of the body as a type of the healing of the soul, or get no spiritual lessons from these events. But in so doing, complete, instantaneous faith-cures of the body have been represented as symbols of the same cures wrought upon the souls of men. It is impossible to find a commentator who seeks to convey spiritual teaching from the cure of lepers, who does not state the antitype or soul-healing as clearly and unequivocally as we could wish. We call especial attention to the treatment of the healing of leprosy by nearly all the commentators, who state clearly and positively that Jesus can cleanse from the leprosy of. Sin. As leprosy is universally accepted as a type of sin, its cure must therefore be accepted as a type of the cure of sin. A large part of the cures of Christ must have a spiritual interpretation, or none at all, that shall be of any spiritual profit to us. Happily we are not left in doubt as to this question. Jesus interpreted to us many of his miracles, and thus gave us the principle of interpreting miracles Spiritually. (see John -64; -41; Luke Our view of the great and underlying thought of the Scriptures is further substantiated by all or nearly all those grand passages which tell us the end and aim of the Bible. (see Psalms 1191-4, 9, 11; John 15: 3; Eph. 2 Tim. 17; 2 Peter and others.) About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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