The Homilies on the Epistles of St. Paul, the Apostle, to the Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians

The Homilies on the Epistles of St. Paul, the Apostle, to the Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians

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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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...it. Ver. 9, 10. Seeing that ye have put of the old man with his deeds; and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created him. It is worth inquiring here, what can be the reason why he calls the corrupt life, members, and man, and body, and again the virtuous life, the same. And if the man means ' sins, ' how is it that he saith, with his deeds? For he said once, the old man, shewing that this is not man, but the other. For the moral choice doth rather determine one than the substance, and is rather man than the other. For his sub stance casteth him not into hell, nor leadeth him into the kingdom, but this same choice: and we neither love nor hate For envy, '.2752 The new man, like Christ, grows not old. Co1.0s. any one so far as he is man, but so far as he is such or Slit-ll 3, 12. a man. If then the substance be the body, and in either sort cannot be accountable, how doth he say that it is evil'? But what is that he saith, with his deeds? He means the choice, with the acts. And he calleth him old, on purpose to shew his deformity, and hideousness, and imbecility; and new, as if to say, Do not expect that it will be with this one even as with the other, but the reverse: for ever as he farther advances, he hasteneth not on to old age, but to a youthfulness greater than the preceding. For when he hath received a fuller knowledge, he is both counted worthy of greater things, and is in more perfect maturity, and in higher vigour; and this, not from youthfulness alone, but from that likeness' also, after which he is. Lo! the best life is styled a creation, after the image of Christ: for this is the meaning of, lifter the image of Him that created him, for Christ too came...show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 381g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236917162
  • 9781236917164