A Manual of Christian Doctrine

A Manual of Christian Doctrine

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...the other "legal or moral," Works, xii. 414. On the whole idea of reconciliation, see Owen, eh. xxix. "It is not said anywhere expressly that God is reconciled to us, but that we are reconciled to God; and the sole reason thereof is, because he is the party offended, and we are the parlies offending. Now, the party offending is always paid to be reconciled to the party offended, and not on the contrary. So Matt. v. 23, 24" p. 535. Crawford, pp. 67, 427, 448. 2 Owen, xii. 415. 3 Yet in 2 Cor. v. 19 the objective reconciliation is pointed at, "not imputing their trespasses." plished in the propitiation of the cross, may take effect on us, our enmity to God must be laid aside, in purpose at least; and when this is done, and we receive the reconciliation (i. e., "are justified by his blood"), "the carnal mind," which "is enmity against God," gives place to the spiritual mind, which is "life and peace." Yet another explanation of the phraseology of Scripture is possible. God is already propitiated, reconciled by the death of Christ. All that is needed to make the benefits of this propitiation ours, and to complete the work, is our humble submission to God's mfcrcy. Perhaps this is the explanation of the fact that the human reconciliation is specially referred to in St. Paul's epistles as the only part of the work of salvation still to be done.1 n. DOGMA OF ATONEMENT. 181. Sacrifice for Sin. The principal fact to be accounted for in any theory is that Christ's death is a sacrifice for sin; the other aspects of his death, representing its effects, 1 See Trench on this group of words, Synonyms of N. T. p. 276. "The Christian xarcMay has two sides. It is first a...show more

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