The Interest of Reason in Religion; With the Inport & Use of Scripture Metaphors and the Nature of the Union Betwixt Christ & Believers

The Interest of Reason in Religion; With the Inport & Use of Scripture Metaphors and the Nature of the Union Betwixt Christ & Believers

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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. 1675 edition. Excerpt: ...maz nisested and inculcated under-different j. Forms ofspeechz but besides in those very places where the Deep Things os God are most brought down to our senses, . there is enough either in theNatur-e of the Thing spoken of, or in the scope of the lJSpeaker, or' in the Context, to assure us Tthat there is only a Metaphor, Similitude, f orAllegory in the expression. For indeed, . there can be no Corporeal ' Images of Spi_ ritual Tningspnly by considering the pro Material toywhictch they are compared, 3_ weare guided the better to understand l and know their Spsirritual Nature. 6. 5. Having unsolded the Nature 7-of Metapirors, and enquired into the 'Reasons osthe frequent usage os Metaphorical Termsin the Scripture, we are Lnext to state, when an, expression is tobe accounted Metaphorical, that so we may 'neitherhmistake propsiffiertpreffions sore _. Figurative, 'nor substitute a Figure where jthere is none', We have already inti' si ' Y 4. mated l per-ties and affections, d-c, osthings-9 some, in order to serving a design, and ministring to an Hyppzbefis, 'to transform the plainest Truths into Metaphors, and thereby to pervert the 'Scripture from its true sense, toabefriersiiding their prepoffeffions 8; prejudices. Allow but men the liberty of supposing Meta-phors, where their lusts and sorestall. ments influence them to such Imaginationsz 8: there is not that Gospel-Truth tvhlcl may not be supplartted', notwithstanding the plainest testimony-given to it in the Bible. lsmen may 'be permitted to sorsake the Natural and Gen_uine sense of words, ivhere the Matter is 'capable of it, 'they may notwithstanding their declaring themselves to believethe mated 52. that 'tis the humour osi Gospel, yet believe nothing at all ofthe si " Christian...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236869508
  • 9781236869500