What? and Who Says It? an Exposition of the Statement That the Established Church 'Destroys More Souls Than It Saves', by T. Chalmers [And Others]. in a Letter, Ed. [Or Rather Written] by John Search

What? and Who Says It? an Exposition of the Statement That the Established Church 'Destroys More Souls Than It Saves', by T. Chalmers [And Others]. in a Letter, Ed. [Or Rather Written] by John Search

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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. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ... and virtual denial of it," which I have "clearly shown," by quotations, that Mr. Binney takes, and which is taken by Evangelical Dissenters in general; that he regards this truth as emphatically "the gospel,"--as at once the exclusive ground of " reconciliation," and the nurse or mother of universal virtue;--not only as that "which bringeth salvation," but which teacheth those who understand it, to " deny worldly lusts" as well as "ungodliness," and to live " soberly and righteously" in the world; the Doctor, therefore, looks upon it as important to promote the happiness, order, and present interests of society, as well as essential to secure individual salvation: hence, he cannot but regard that, whatever it may be, the tendency of which is to induce the concealment, the mutilation, or the denial of this truth as "a great national evil," as well as "an obstacle to the progress of truth and godliness in the land," and "mischievous," and "ruinous" to the "souls of men." This is the key, sir, to what follows on the evils inflicted by church patrons, especially "official patrons," spiritual and political, on the interests of humanity, in relation both to "the life that now is, and of that which is to come." It must be kept in view, also, that the Doctor's rooted opinion is, that the "popular taste" is altogether on his side--in favour of the system of faith, and style of preaching, which he advocates--which he regards as the import of "Holy Writ," and the grand instrument of righteousness and salvation, in spite of the sneers of "persons of influence," who scout the...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
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  • 9781236932471