Freewill Baptist Quarterly Magazine Volume 1-2

Freewill Baptist Quarterly Magazine Volume 1-2

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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. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. Revelation, iii. 5: He that over-cometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment, and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels. Under the test of these scriptures, the doctrine of the convert's unconditional, inevitable perseverance through the pilgrimage of grace quite onward to eternal glory, dissolves--vanishes. And yet, if one were pledged to this doctrine, to sustain it at all hazards, and to make it appear to be not condemned by the scriptures, human ingenuity and human daring is adequate in many instances, to such a construction of scripture as to do away its force, to make it mean nothing, or to pervert its simple truths so as to represent it as teaching the very reverse of what it really means. If one first sets up his standard, and determines to maintain it; then it only remains that he should make the Scriptures conform to it. This is an inversion of the prpper method. The word of God should be the standard, and all men and all doctrine should be made to conform to that. Did the particular doctrine now under consideration, exist in disconnection with others as connective links in the same chain; it would be wonderful that it should ever have obtained any considerable preva-lency among Christians, or that it should ever have been suggested as a scriptural doctrine. The scriptures, in their plain teachings, and in their general tenor, are so fully against the sentiment, that it must owe its origin to other particular doctrines; and its subsistence must depend on the relation...
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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236664051
  • 9781236664051