Review of Taylor and Harvey on Human Depravity

Review of Taylor and Harvey on Human Depravity : June, 1829 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Review of Taylor and Harvey on Human Depravity: June, 1829 With these explanations, we are brought at once to the point at issue as stated by Mr. Harvey himself, viz. Whether there is no sin except such as consists in a man's own act. If then a man is guilty of that which is not his own act, it is natural to inquire, of what is he thus guilty? Of the act of Adam in eating the forbidden fruit? This, we presume, Mr. Harvey will not say. Of the act of God in making him what he is, antecedent to, and independent of, his own actions? This no one will venture to affirm. What then remains? He cannot be charged with guilt for what others have done, nor for the bare fact of being that which God has directly or indirectly made him. It must then be for acting, and for his own act, too, that any moral being can possibly be considered as guilty. Such a being can be regarded only in -two points of View - the substance of the soul with its es sential attributes on the one hand, and its actions on the other. If there is sin in the human mind previous to, and independent of those actions, the substance of the soul must itself be sinful. If sin can belong to any thing which has ne ver acted, how can we be sure that inert matter may not be sinful too? 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.
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  • Paperback | 48 pages
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  • English
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  • 0243077211
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