The Life and Character of That Eminent and Learned Prelate, Dr. Edward Stillingfleet, Lord Bishop of Worcester; In Which Is Contained, an Account of the Controversies of Those Times, Wherein His Lordship Was Concerned with the Church of
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. 1735 edition. Excerpt: ...laudable Design of laying out his Time and Abilities for the Benefit not only of the Age in which he liv d, but of those that should come after. To this end he again enter'd the Lists with his former Adversaries the Socinians, who having begun to disperse their pernicious Pamphlets and other Treatises in order to pervert the less understanding and less wary Readers, into whose Hands they might come; he now thought it necessary to caution Persons against them. Thij he did in a Sermon preach'd at the Tuesday Lecture at St. Lawrence-Jewry, on these words, This k 4 faithful say ig, and worthy of all acceptation thai Christ Jesus came into the World to save Sinners of which I am chiefs I Tim. I. 15. Where he makes out our Salvation by Christ the eternal Son of God's assuming our Nature and suffering in our stead, in order to the reconciling God to us, and making a Propitiation for our Sins, to be both far more agreeable to Scripture, than the Socinian Exposition of this Doctrine, and far more beneficial and comfortable to Mankind, as having a much greater tendency to raise our Esteem and Love of our Redeemer, to beget in us a hatred of Sin, and strengthen our hope of Salvation by Christ. And whereas the Sovinians are wont to decry the Mysteries of Faith, and severely to condemn our Interpretation of Scripture, and our Principles of Religion 5 upon this account, he effectually answers this Objection, by proving, that God may lawfully require of us in general the Belief of what we cannot comprehend, that after what manner soever the Method of Salvation by Christ be explained, there will be something of that Nature found in it, so that those who reject the Mysteries of of our Faith, run into greater Difficulties than those who aflert them and...
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