On Unity of System

On Unity of System

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...also the secrets of the Bible are so, to the intent that the explanation of them might be the reward of patient study; and these disclosures also occur at intervals, and are mentioned figuratively in the first part of the Bible. 4. The progressive knowledge of the Bible. Figures and illustrations of the eternal life as the beginning and the end, and resemblances of the present life as the middle part, occur continually throughout the Bible; and the wisdom of the Deity is especially manifest in his ordaining that the mysteries of the Bible, like those of other branches of knowledge, should be gradually and slowly disclosed to mankind. Knowledge of the Bible, like that of all other subjects, is still progressive; and its advance is much obstructed by the belief that preparatory knowledge is complete knowledge, and by final adherence to forms of belief, which, though they are useful as degrees of knowledge, are susceptible of continual modification and alteration. 5. Error arising from preparatory knowledge. The three first Gospels lead to the more inward and more complete knowledge which is disclosed in the Gospel of John, and some passages in the earlier Gospels are only preparatory to the final chapters in the last Gospel. The first passages, if the knowledge had been there limited, would indicate that the influence of the Deity on man is external; but these passages are comparatively a reflection, or an outward figure of the chapters which show that, as regards mankind, the only access to the Deity is inward in each man, or that the eternal life is only within the natural life, and that the source of the former is still more inward. 6. Renewal of knowledge. The true increase of knowledge does not consist in adding to the amount already acquired...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236516974
  • 9781236516978