New Testament Theology; Independent Of, and Unfettered by the Traditions of Men

New Testament Theology; Independent Of, and Unfettered by the Traditions of Men

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...to even receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit which precedes that of fire. Can such really be sons of God? Believer, have you ever really been chastened by the Lord? Have you ever experienced sufferings that are not common to other men, both to saint and to sinner? Have you not been a professed believer long enough to have had such an experience? Then, why do you write yourself down as a true child of God? You may reply, I know that my Redeemer liveth, because he has forgiven my sins. But God forgave sins before either the crucifixion, or the resurrection of Christ. Jesus forgave the palsied man his sins; but that did not make him a child of God; and have you any reason to believe that the forgiveness of sins now makes one a son of God? If so, produce the Scripture to prove it. But they were your old sins that were forgiven. Have you no new ones? If you have been properly instructed upon this point, you will promptly admit that a stand-still believer, or a non-progressive believer, sins by not progressing; and therefore, he has new sins; for he sins by not doing what God requires him to do, as I will quickly show you from the Scriptures. Have you since you first professed the name of Christ, been diligently adding to your faith, courage, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, and love? Do you know your condition if you have not added these graces to your faith? Hear the apostle, --"For he that lacketh these things, (these graces), is blind, seeing only what is near, (or closing his eyes)." That is, by your own negligence, you destroy your spiritual vision and comprehension of the gospel. This is equally true of both preacher and layman; and when they are both alike in this regard, they fall into the ditch together, as they then constitute...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236664132
  • 9781236664136