Protestantism; A Study in the Direction of Religious Truth and Christian Unity

Protestantism; A Study in the Direction of Religious Truth and Christian Unity

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ..."The head of every man is Christ and the head of Christ is God." "Ye are Christ's and Christ is God's." " Through Christ we have access to the Father. He brings us to God." The oft-quoted phrase ' thought it not robbery to be equal with God " has become in the revised version " counted it not a prize or thing to be grasped to be on an equality with God." " Wherefore God highly exalted him and gave him the name which is above every name, that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father." The resurrection of Christ is not ascribed to any inherent power in Christ. He did not raise Himself from the dead, but He was raised by God. Christ on several occasions declared not that He would rise, but would be raised. In seventeen other passages the apostles ascribe the resurrection to the power of God the Father. These apostolic assertions are pregnant with suggestions adverse to the doctrine of Christ's proper, personal Deity. If the writers had conceived of Christ as possessing Himself the undiminished attributes of Godhead, they would certainly have ascribed that event to the might of his own inherent co-equal Godhead. 195. On the several occasions when Christ asked the disciples what they thought of Him, what they believed of Him and called Him, the answer never was "God;" but they called Him and believed Him to be the Christ, which means the anointed one. Indeed, the very name and title imply that its possessor is not God, for there is none to anoint or consecrate God, who does Himself anoint, consecrate, and sanctify Jesus, thus making Him the Christ. "No one hath seen God at any time," said the apostle, --a statement which is obviously not true if Christ be God. That Christ worked miracles does not prove that...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123667894X
  • 9781236678942