The Constructive Quarterly Volume 8

The Constructive Quarterly Volume 8

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...known from the beginning and all along that I was baptized, not my individual self into the individual personal Christ in heaven, but into the corporate Christ of the New Humanity, as a member into a Body which is His Body--the sole organ and instrument of all His presence and all His love and sacrifice and work in and for the world! For God works in His ways--because His all-wise purposes are subserved by these rather than other ways. It is into the Church then, and not outside of it, that we are baptized into Christ, --into His Body and not into any conception of Himself apart from that. The Church is the only Christ in which we are, or can do anything either by Him or for Him. We are by faith in His perfection in heaven--only as in fact He is in all our imperfect love, service and sacrifice for Him here. Here is His and our life and business. As I would be more and more disposed to take the Church as Christ Himself--the Sacrament of His spiritual presence and operation on earth, even as Christ is the Sacrament of God, the outward and visible sign and symbol of His real presence and operation to usward, --so I would more and more take the several specific sacraments as direct and immediate acts of Christ Himself. Each Sacrament, with its definite meaning and positive statement, is a word to me straight from Him, and through Him from God. Baptism receives me into Christ, as with Him Son of God and heir of heaven. That word is both declarative and creative or constitutive. It both _, clares me what I am and makes me what I am not. From eternity, by creation, and in nature, I am child of God: that was God's meaning of man from the beginning; we are out of, or 0/ Him by nature, and thus constituted to become so in a higher sense and state by grace..show more

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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236540719
  • 9781236540713