A Defence of Some Important Doctrines of the Gospel; In Twenty Six Sermons. Most of Which Were Preached in Lime-Street Volume 1

A Defence of Some Important Doctrines of the Gospel; In Twenty Six Sermons. Most of Which Were Preached in Lime-Street Volume 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. 1732 edition. Excerpt: ...of this, none of them can be truly known, or savingly believed: Accordingly it is a doctrine that the church of God was in full possession of, and was generally held and acknowledged for the four first centuries, till Pelagius, and his followers denied and disputed against itb. But, notwithstanding this was an undoubted article of primitive Christianity, notwithstanding the great importance of it, and the great concernment we all have in it, it is a doctrine that is greatly opposed, and treated with contempt, and profane banter and ridicule, by many in the age in which we live. And as it cannot therefore be deemed unseasonable, so it is highly becoming those who have the real interests of religion at heart, and a just zeal for the pure and uncorrupted doctrines of the gospel, to stand up in the defence of it: Nor can any justly be offended at it, so long as we make use of no unwar b Quis ante prodigiofum discipulum ejus (Pelagii) Caelesiiurti, rcatu Adx oninc genus huuianum negavit astrictum? Vinccncius ad versus Haer. c. 34. I rantable rentable methods, but only endeavour, in pleading for what we apprehend to be the faith once delivered to the saints, to speak the truth in love. This, therefore, I hall now attempt: And as original sin consists of two parts, that which is imputed to us, and that which is inherent in us, and it is necessary we should be acquainted with both, that we may look after that twofold righteousness we have in Christ, his righteousness imputed to us, in justification, and an inherent work of righteousness wrought in us, in sanctisication, I hall consider each of these a little distinctly. The former of these is a matter of pure revelation, and therefore we must regulate all our conceptions about it by, and look for the..show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236659066
  • 9781236659064