Six Letters Addressed to a Congragation of Independent Dissenters

Six Letters Addressed to a Congragation of Independent Dissenters

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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. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ... Deity of Jesus, and must stand or fall with it. Without stopping at present to consider minutely the peculiar proofs on which this doctrine rests, there are on the face of it objections, which must immediately present themselves to every person moderately read in the Scriptures. A free and voluntary forgiveness of sin is undoubtedly represented to have been from the beginning of the world an essential part of the moral government of the Deity. Innumerable are the passages of Scripture in which a restoration to favour, with all it's attendant advantages, is held out to the vicious as an inducement for them to repent and amend their ways. The patience and longsuffering of God towards the worst of sinners, the ardour with which he is represented as meeting and seconding the first impulse or effort towards a return to the path of duty, with the threatenings of a just retribution upon those who continue obdurate, are so many irrefragable proofs, that the true atonement for sin is not the act of any one beiog, performed at any given point of time, but is the act of every individual for himself, and that the efficacy of it depends solely upon the disposition and power of the Deity to accept it as soon as offered. Our Lord himself forgave the sins of numbers, in virtue of his high commission, long before he submitted to that death, which is reputed to be the atoning chastisement for all transgressions; and does any Christian doubt such persons having been really forgiven? Sin, it is said, is an infinite offence, and on this account infinite satisfaction is required by the punishment of a person to whom infinity belongs. But can A finite being be guilty of infinite sin, any more than he can of infinite virtue? Or, are there not evidently as great...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236656849
  • 9781236656841