Complete Works of REV. Thomas Smyth Volume N . 1

Complete Works of REV. Thomas Smyth Volume N . 1

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...this evil. It is in some respects well to awaken men to attention to religion, however erroneous the teaching. If, in God's mercy, the heart gets engaged, it will, sooner or later, be perceived that 'the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it, and the covering narrower than he can wrap himself in it.' Finding no rest to their souls there, they may be led to seek 'a more excellent way.' "Let us all remember this word, when we are deposed to think that some strange thing has happened to us, 'there must needs be heresies among us, that they that are proved may be made manifest;' and let us also remember that the leading scriptural method of supplanting all heresy, is with redoubled diligence to 'preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling-block, and to the Greeks foolishness, but to them that are called, whether Jews or Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.'" LECTURE XH. THE PRELATICAL DOCTRINE OF APOSTOLICAL SUCCESSION ESSENTIALLY POPISH IN ITS TENDENCY AND RESULTS. THE SUBJECT CONCLUDED. Having in the preceding lecture fully established our position, first, that the dogmas constituting what, in its present phase, is denominated the Oxford divinity, are necessarily connected with the doctrine of prelatic, apostolical succession; and secondly, that these dogmas are characteristically Romish;--our inference is unavoidable, namely, that the tendency of this doctrine of prelatic, apostolical succession, is necessarily and certainly towards popery; that it is, therefore, to be eschewed as evil by all who love protestantism as the true faith of the gospel, and who reject popery as being contrary to God's word. It may, however, be objected to this conclusion, that it is based merely upon opinion and...show more

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  • Paperback | 302 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 544g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123659472X
  • 9781236594723