Remarks on the Internal Evidence for the Truth of Revealed Religion

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Waugh & Innes, 1821 - 210 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 73 - Christ died for us:" and again, herein is love; not that we loved God ; but, " that God loved us, and sent his Son to be a propitiation for our sins.
الصفحة 15 - I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran : I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied. But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.
الصفحة 68 - ... idea that Christianity holds out a premium for believing improbabilities. In the other, it stands indissolubly united with an act of Divine holiness and compassion, which radiates to the heart an appeal of tenderness most intelligible in its nature and object, and most constraining in its influence. The abstract fact that there is a plurality in the unity of the Godhead, really makes no address either to our understandings, or our feelings, or our consciences. But the obscurity of the doctrine,...
الصفحة 75 - Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all iniquity and to purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds.
الصفحة 68 - In the Bible it assumes quite a different shape; it is there subservient to the manifestation of the moral character of GOD. The doctrine of GOD'S combined justice and mercy, in the redemption of sinners, and of His continued spiritual watchfulness over the progress of truth through the world, and in each particular heart, could not have been communicated without it, so as to have been distinctly and vividly apprehended; but it is never mentioned, except in connexion with these objects; nor is it...
الصفحة 35 - This belief is the necessary result of placing the mind in such circumstances. It is an operation of the soul, when we are so situated, as unavoidable as to feel the passion of love, when we receive benefits; or hatred, when we meet with injuries. All these operations are a species of natural instincts, which no reasoning or process of the thought and understanding is able either to produce or to prevent.
الصفحة 70 - TWs pride is natural to man, and can only be overcome by the power of the truth ; but the misapprehension might be removed by the simple process of reading the Bible with attention ; because it has arisen from neglecting the record itself, and taking our information from the discourses or the systems of men who have engrafted the metaphysical subtleties of the schools upon the unperplexed statement of the word of God.
الصفحة 84 - The hallowed purpose of restoring men to the lost image of their Creator, is in fact the very soul and spirit of the Bible ; and whenever this object does not distinctly appear, the whole system becomes dead and useless.
الصفحة 68 - ... with these objects; nor is it ever taught as a separate subject of belief. There is a great and important difference between these two modes of statement. In the first, the doctrine stands as an isolated fact of a strange and unintelligible nature, and is apt even to suggest the idea that Christianity holds out a premium for believing improbabilities.
الصفحة 37 - THE reasonableness of a religion seems to me to consist in there being a direct and natural connexion between a believing the doctrines which it inculcates, and a being formed by these to the character which it recommends. If the belief of the doctrines has no tendency to train the disciple in a more exact and more willing discharge of its moral obligations, there is evidently a very strong probability against the truth of that religion.

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