Ecclesia Discens; Pccasional Sermons and Addresses

Ecclesia Discens; Pccasional Sermons and Addresses

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...whose " blessed feet for our advantage " trod the sands of Palestine some nineteen hundred years ago, we are conscious that we have found a spiritual Friend, whose words affect and move us in proportion as we study them more fully; that this friendship grows into reverential love; until, as in time we perceive the immense value that this teaching and this life and this death have for us, we say, we cannot indeed restrain the utterances, "Never man spake like this man "; "Truly this was a Son of God "; "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God "; "My Lord and my God." We search the Scriptures, though without any a priori theory as to their inspiration, or their being the vehicle of Divine revelation; we find that they bear witness to Christ; we come to Him that we may have life; and by this our act of faith in Him we obtain that life; and thenceforward, the glory of the Incarnation, the glory of God manifest in the flesh, illuminates these Scriptures, both of the Old and New Testaments, and we find in them much that we should never have perceived without the aid of that light; and it illuminates much else besides, so that we see how reasonable it is that the beginning and the end of that wonderful incarnate life on earth should have been, in some ways, different from what occurs in the lives of any ordinary men; and we are uplifted to what I may call a higher moral and spiritual plane, whence we can see, dimly perhaps, but still we can see, the purpose of God slowly manifested throughout the ages, and the justification of His ways with men. There is, of course, much more than this in the Ritschlian account of the way back to God through Christ; of the way back, I mean, more especially...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236911237
  • 9781236911230