The Theological Works of William Van Mildert, D.D., Late Lord Bishop of Durham Volume 1

The Theological Works of William Van Mildert, D.D., Late Lord Bishop of Durham Volume 1

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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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...commission. To this point tend those expositions of the Jewish moral law, which, far from annulling any one of its precepts, gave them (under a sanction not inferior to that of the law itself) such enlargement and extent as should adapt them to universal observance; applying them, moreover, to the inward aifections and dispositions of the heart, no less than to the external conduct. To the same end are those injunctions which appear more immediately to originate with this heavenly Teacher himself; the warnings against hypocrisy and dissimulation, the exhortations to heavenly-mindedness, to simplicity and singleness of heart, to steadfastness of purpose, and unshaken adherence to the truth. All these essentially discriminate the views of our Lord from those of mere human legis lators; and prove the real scope and object of His discourse to have extended far beyond the circle to whom it was then addressed; to have been designed for after-ages and far distant countries, even for " as many as," in due course of time, "the Lord our God should " call" to the profession of the faith. So true was it in this, as in every other instance, that he "spake as never man spake;" with an authority which none but the Son of God could have assumed, without incurring the charge of arrogance and presumption. It is a strong confirmation of our Lord's just pretensions to this exalted character, that these intimations, on His part, of the eject of His religion, have been most amply verified. The actual result of the dissemination of the Gospel throughout the civilized world attests, by evidence almost irresistible, the inspired foreknowledge, or, rather, the knowledge divinely inherent in Him, who was nevertheless...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236752791
  • 9781236752796