An Essay on the Mode and Design of Christian Baptism; In Which the Scriptures Are Carefully Examined, and Made the Only Book of Appeal for Positive Proof

An Essay on the Mode and Design of Christian Baptism; In Which the Scriptures Are Carefully Examined, and Made the Only Book of Appeal for Positive Proof

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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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ... term Justification in the sense of pardon, (as Paul does, ) but as a manifestation, or proof that he was justified; and he plainly avows his belief in.the doctrine of justification by faith; in quoting, Gen. xv. 6. " Abraham believed God and it was imputed to him for righteousness."--Jarnes ii. 23. Yet he teaches that although faith is the principle upon which we are justified; still we are to show our faith, that is, give evidence of the. genuineness of our faith by our works; or mother words. by rendering obedience to the divine requirements. In reference to the sentiment that we obtain pardon of sin by faith and works united as the condition; we would remark, that if God had designed that man should be justified partly by grace, and partly by works, that we might glory in man, as well as in God, and in the cross of Christ: no doubt but that faith and Works would have been united as the condition of justification or pardon; but in order to exclude boasting entirely from the christian system; he declares that pardon and salvation are obtained by grace, through faith, --n0t of works lest any man should boast. But some sophist may say that works cannot invalidate faith, so that if the condition prove to be faith only, that the addition of works is harmless. But I ask, is-there no harm in pronouncing God's plan of salvation defective, and so improving it as to change entirely the ground of the sinner's acceptance with God, that boasting may not be excluded; for, " to him that worket/1, is the reward not reckoned of grace but of debt." The sinner then, on this principle, claims salvation at the hand of God as his due; on which principle it cannot be granted. Again I ask is there no harm in making faith but a par!...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236878507
  • 9781236878502