The Mysteries of the Kingdom

The Mysteries of the Kingdom : A Sermon, Preached in St. Luke's Church, Laprairie (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Mysteries of the Kingdom: A Sermon, Preached in St. Luke's Church, Laprairie Christ is the centre and heart of this portion of Scripture, as He is of the whole Bible. The sum of the Scriptures is the gospel; the sum of the gospel is Christ; the Scriptures are the system, Christ is their central sun. The doctrine of this text, which we select as a foundation for a discourse upon the Mysteries of Christ's Kingdom, is the union and re lation subsisting between Christ and his Church. The point we aim at in our remarks upon this passage, is to show, that God requires from us an implicit belief in all His revealed word and will. Although all the essen tial truths of the gospel, are to carnal reason, incomprehensible, we hav ing actually no ideas of their existence: yet, being plainly reveal'ed to us by the Spirit of truth, they are no longer secret mysteries, but plain and clear truths presented to our faith for belief, rather than to our reason for speculation while the manner of their existence is incomprehensible to reason, the matter and fact of their existence is clear to faith. And further, that the work of grace in the soul is supernatural; that the plantation of a sinner in the true Church of Christ is the work of the Almighty One, and that the invariable mode by which God draws a sin ner, is through the word of truth which the Father himself has given, the record of his Son, the Incarnate Mystery. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 64g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243286937
  • 9780243286935