Theory of the Moral System; Containing a Plan of the Universe in Its Relations to the Creation, Sin, Punishment and Redemption of Moral Beings

Theory of the Moral System; Containing a Plan of the Universe in Its Relations to the Creation, Sin, Punishment and Redemption of Moral Beings

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...He is ever exerting in his behalf all the power that he wisely can. He leaves nothing unattempted; with infinite patience, and infinite love, and unspeakable yearnings he waits upon him, and works over him by his Word, Providence and Spirit to turn him from his evil way; declaring his unwillingness that he should perish, and exclaiming in the anguish of his heart, at his desperation in wickedness, "How shall I give thee up; my heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together." (Hos. 11: 8.) And no exertions of the Almighty elsewhere can surpass his mighty workings for human salvation here on earth; and if these have failed, the case is hopeless. The man would not be saved; and as he sinks down to death, the language of God over him will be--" What could have been done more for thy salvation that I have not done." Reformation, therefore, by the mere exertion of power is impossible either in this world or the next. 4. Sinful character not changed by some new application of atonement. Christ can be no better Saviour in the future world than here; for he is "the same yesterday, to-day, and forever.' (Heb. 12:8.) He can never die again-for says the apostle in Romans 6:9, "Christ being raised from the dead, dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him." Neither can his atoning sacrifice have any greater efficacy there than here; for here it "cleanses forom all sin;" and he is "able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him." (1 John 1:7; Heb. 7:25.) Is it said that in the future world the sinner will be less disposed to reject him? But why? He clearly understands now that Christ died in his behalf--as clearly as language can express it; and the fact can never be...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123662274X
  • 9781236622747