Life of Thomas M Crie Volume 4

Life of Thomas M Crie Volume 4

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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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...but we feel no scruple in admitting them to ours."--(Hall's Works, vol. ii., p. 435. comp. p. 11.) It is obvious, that were all Christians in other denominations to act upon the same principle, and employ the same language, (which they must be clearly entitled to do, on the supposition that they are as conscientious as Mr Hall, ) there could be no such thing as free communion. Mr Hall would not compromise his principles by joining in communion with a church to which certain corruptions, in his apprehension, inseparably adhered; neither would Dr M'Crie compromise his principles by joining in communion with Mr Hall. The only difference was, that Mr Hall opened his door for the free admission of all, who thought more lightly of their peculiarities than he did of his; and on the force of this one-handed charity, (which was no doubt a very convenient mode for augmenting a communion roll, ) he was generally accounted a most liberal person; and, as I am informed, expressed great surprise on reading the Sermons on Unity, "that a man of Dr M'Crie's high talents and theological attainments should hold the illiberal views advocated in that publication!" "I augur little good," he writes, in 1820, to the Rev. Mr Taylor of Perth, then Professor of Divinity in the Synod of Original Burghers, "from the movements to an union between the two large bodies of Seceders. If the union take place (and there is reason to think that it will), it must be on latitudinarian principles. I may be mistaken (and I shall be happy to be found in an error) but I cannot help fearing that with all the professions of liberality, and freedom from prejudice and party spirit, made by the present age, there is a great want of that spirit which leads to...show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236984749
  • 9781236984746