The Theological and Miscellaneous Works -Of -William -Jones; In 6 Vols Volume 3

The Theological and Miscellaneous Works -Of -William -Jones; In 6 Vols Volume 3

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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. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ...belongs. This is also spoken with reference to that custom of the law, according to which all the first born were to be sanctified unto the Lord; and Moses was commanded to-register them all. and take the number rf their namesf; with reference to which, the sons of the spiritual society are said to have their names written in heaven, where they are registered in the book life. The word Church explains nothing to us in English, but in the Greek it signifies the company of those who are called out of the world to be the servants and citizens of God. Other societies have their proper judges and rulers; but here, God is the judge of all; his law is the rule of judgment, and he rewards and punisheswithout fear or favour. In the communion of the Church the spirits ofjust men made perfect are also included. It is a society, which admits only the spirits of the living, and as such cannot exclude the spirits of the dead: and this confirms what we said above, that the church is a spiritual community, comprehending the dead as well as the living: for the best interpretation supposes these to be the spirits of the Martyrs, who had finished their earthly course, and were made perfect through suferings after the example of their Saviour. _ The Christian Church is here described by the old names, to shew that it was no new thing, but the same 'holy mount of God, the same heavenly city of' God, to which the spiritual part of his people always belonged: and they knew they did so, because the living God must be the head of a living society, They who were ignorant of its true nature, disputed about the place where the Church ought to be: the Samaritans contended that it was to be on their_mountain; the Jews said it was to be only at Jerusalem: ...
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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236761960
  • 9781236761965