The Scholastic Philosophy Considered in Its Relation to Christian Theology, in a Course of Lectures Delivered Before the University of Oxford in the Year MDCCCXXXII at the Lecture Founded by John Bampton, M.a

The Scholastic Philosophy Considered in Its Relation to Christian Theology, in a Course of Lectures Delivered Before the University of Oxford in the Year MDCCCXXXII at the Lecture Founded by John Bampton, M.a

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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. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...wounds of his conscience--are no fallacious things. He is sensible of them even whilst the Gospel tells him, --" Thy sins be forgiven thee--"Go, and sin no more." The heart seeks for reparation and satisfaction: its longings are, that its sins may be no more remembered, that the characters in which it is written may be blotted out. Hence the congeniality to its feelings of the notion of Atonement. It is no speculative thought which then taking the mean, in order to obtain the equality of justice, pervades the speculation.--Note H. suggests the theory: speculation rather prompts to the rejection of it: speculation furnishes abstract reasons, from the Divine Attributes, for discarding it as a chimera of our fears. But the fact is, that we cannot be at peace without some consciousness of Atonement made. The word Atonement, in its true, practical sense, expresses this indisputable fact. Objections may hold against the explanations of the term; they are irrelevant to the thing itself denoted by the term. Turn over the records of human crime; and, whether under the forms of superstition, or the enactments of civil government, the fact itself constantly emerges to the view. All concur in shewing, that, whilst God is gracious and merciful, repenting Him of evil, the human heart is inexorable against itself. It may hope--tremblingly hope--that God may forgive it, but it cannot forgive itself. This material and invincible difficulty of the case, the Scripture Revelation has met with a parallel fact. It has said, we have no hope in ourselves; that looking to ourselves, we cannot expect happiness; and, at the same time, has fixed our attention on a Holy One who did no sin; whose perfect righteousness it has connected with our unrighteousness, ...show more

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