A View of the Evidences of Christianity in Three Parts. a New Ed. with Introduction, Notes and Supplement by T. R. Birks

A View of the Evidences of Christianity in Three Parts. a New Ed. with Introduction, Notes and Supplement by T. R. Birks

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...Christ s declaration, that his kingdom was not of this world, recorded by St. John; his evasion of the question, whether it was lawful or not to give tribute unto Caesar, mentioned by the three other evangelists; his reply to an application that was made to him, to interpose his authority in a question of property; Man, who made me a judge or a divider Matt. viii. ll. t Luke ix. 55. over you T ascribed to him by St. Luke; his declining to exercise the oflice of a criminal judge in the case of the woman taken in adultery, as related by John; are all intelligible significations of our Saviour s sentiments upon this head. And with respect to politics, in the usual sense of that word, or discussions concerning different forms of govemment, Christianity declines every question upon the subject. Whilst politicians are disputing about monarchies, aristocracies, and republics, the gospel is alike applicable, useful, and friendly to them all; inasmuch as, ----lst, it tends to make men virtuous, and as it is easier to govern good men than bad men under any constitution;--as, 2ndly, it states obedience to government in ordinary cases, to be not merely a submission to force, but a duty of conscience;--as, 3rdly, it induces a disposition favourable to public tranquillity, a Christian s chief care being to pass quietly through this world to a better;--as, 4thly, it prays for communities, and for the governors of communities, ot whatever description or denomination they be, with a solicitude and fervency proportioned to the influence which they possess upon human happiness. All which, in my opinion, is just as it should be. Had there been more to "be found in Scripture of a political nature, or...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236546636
  • 9781236546630