The Religious Condition of Christendom, Exhibited in a Series of Papers, Prepared at the Instance of the British Organisation of the Evangelical Alliance, and Read 1851 Volume 2

The Religious Condition of Christendom, Exhibited in a Series of Papers, Prepared at the Instance of the British Organisation of the Evangelical Alliance, and Read 1851 Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...in him; but it also knows that the creature, formed in the image of God, demands the truth, and cannot live without it. This intellectual aspiration, implanted._: =v-- by God, and which He will not deny, renders the soul capable of knowing what it has need of. This is the attraction of the Father, Creator, Lawgiver, and Judge, which draws to the Son (John vi., 44). Already, before personal faith, the image of Christ announces to us (and this is what the Church preaches) that in Him we shall find that which we do not possess, namely, holiness and purity, and a blissful communion with God; we see clearly, while we contemplate, that the fulness of purity and of happiness which is in Him, is also for us; and that the new world, of which He is the centre and the chief, opens itself to our view. Pursuing thus, with energy, this personal appropriation of the truth, themodern German theology follows in the footsteps of the great Reformers, and their work exhibits itself with con-tinual freshness. It renders to Christianity the glory which is its due, not suffering anything to be substituted for Christ, and never deserting Him, the living Saviour, for a human head, for the Church, or for tradition. The new life which appears in the German Churches, the home and foreign missions, the schools, the regeneration of worship, proves to us that God has been pleased to bless their doctrines. The work is only just begun, and there remains much to do, much to combat, and much to destroy among the German people. Many storms yet threaten the blessed seed; but this theology has only to go forward, for it is a faithful helper to the practical labours of the Church. It produces great good to the Church, and the latter, in return, renders it the..show more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 395g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236954459
  • 9781236954459