Horae Petrinae

Horae Petrinae

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...with repugnance; for they might yet have some lingering hope of "the restoration of the kingdom to Israel." And as to the character of Cornelius, which weighs so much with us, it would not at first sight be persuasive to them. They were not predisposed to regard very favourably any goodness not found among the Jews. They might even have been inclined to suspect any appearance of goodness among "sinners of the Gentiles." If our subject had been the evidential value of the Acts of the Apostles in general, it might have been proper to have pursued this line of analysis more fully. Our present inquiry is restricted to the life and work of St. Peter. But part of the plan before us is to trace this narrower subject evidentially; and it is important to mark carefully how much reliance we are justified in placing on the literal truthfulness of that history of Cornelius, to which the Apostle referred afterwards in words already quoted: "Ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the Gospel, and believe."1 1 Acts xv. 7. CHAPTER VIII. THE PRIMACY OF PETER. Our attitude in the Roman controversy changed by the recent assertion of the dogma of Papal Infallibility--The germ of this doctrine, if it is true, ought to be found in the New Testament--Opinions of the Fathers concerning the Rock on which the Church is built--Passages in the Gospels inconsistent with the doctrine--St. Peter's conduct, as recorded in the Acts, equally inconsistent--The Epistles of St. Peter and St. Paul show that they were unconscious of any such doctrine--Relation of St. Paul to Rome. If controversy is forced upon us (and controversy with Romanism is in this day forced upon us...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236823028
  • 9781236823021