Works of Dr. John Tillotson, Late Archbishop of Canterbury Volume 3

Works of Dr. John Tillotson, Late Archbishop of Canterbury Volume 3

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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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ..." the same was in the begin ning with God;" that is, though the Word was truly and really God, yet he was not God the Father, who is the Fountain of the Deity; but an emanation from him, the only begotteu Son of God, from all eternity with bim; to denote to us, that which is commonly called by divines, and for any thing I could ever see properly enough, the distinction of persons in the Deity: at least we know not a fitter word whereby to express that great mystery. 4thly, That " all things were made by him." This seems to refer to the description which Moses makes of the creation, where God is represented creating things by his Word: "God said, Let there be light, and there was light: " and so likewise the Psalmist: " By the Word Ptil miii 6 of the Lord were the heavens made, and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth: " and so St. Peter also expresseth the creation of the world: "By the word of the Lord the heavens e f Pet. in. 5. were of old, and the earth made out of water: " and in the ancient books of the Chaldeans, and the verses ascribed to Orpheus, the Maker of the world is called the Word, and the Divine Word: and so Tertullian tells the pagans, that by their philosophers the Maker of the world was called Xoyoc, the Word, or Reason: and Philo the Jew, following Plato, who himself most probably had it from the Jews, says, that the world was created by the Word; whom he calls the Name of God, and the Son of God: two of which glorious titles are ascribed to him, together with that of Maker of the world, by the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews: "In these last days (says he) God hath spoken to us by his Son, by whom also he made the worlds: who is the brightness of his glory, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236597397
  • 9781236597397