Methodist Review Volume 10

Methodist Review Volume 10

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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. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...sufficient proof may be seen in the following passages: 1 Cor. l, 9; Gal. i, 1, as well as in many others. And it may be asked what is meant when the world is paid to have been created by the instrumentality of the Son, unless it be that tho Father, by a special and most wise appointment, committed this work to the Son, by whose power it was accomplished'! In this sense the passage was safely interpreted by some of the fathers of the Latin church. The last words of the verse, " and without him was not any thing made that was made," according to most interpreters, are merely a repetition of what had been said before; but to us they seem to declare something farther. As in the foregoing words the creation of the universe is attributed to the Word, so in these the preservation and government are ascribed to him. They may be translated as follows: As he has created, so has he governed all things, and nothing has taken place except by his superintending providence. And, therefore, to be with God, in this place means to be with God in such a manner as to will and act in perfect unison with him for tho welfare and happiness of the creation. The reason of this is subjoined in the fourth verse, where the Saviour is declared, by the words " in him was life, and the life was the light of men," to possess the power of bestowing life and salvation up on all. For it is easy to perceive that in these words, as Chrysostom has observed, a reason is given for those that preceded, lest it might appear incredible that so astonishing a work should be assigned to the Word. Interpreters have hesitated as to the meaning of the words liglil and life, and the precise difference between them. By the former has been generally understood the teacher, and...
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  • Paperback | 270 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236617354