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As the command Let the earth bring forth living creatures ( < 010124> Genesis 1 24) does not exclude the idea of mediate creation through natural generation. So the forming of man of the dust of the ground ( < 010207> Genesis 2 7), does not in itself determine whether the creation of man s body was mediate or immediate. We may believe that man sustained to the highest preceding brute the same relation which the multiplied bread and fish sustained to the five loaves and two...

The Priestly Office Of Christ

The priest was a person divinely appointed to transact with God on man s behalf. He fulfilled his office, first by offering sacrifice, and secondly by making intercession. In both these respects Christ is priest. < 580724> Hebrews 7 24-28 he, because he abideth forever, hath his priesthood unchangeable. Wherefore also he is able to save to the uttermost them that draw near unto God through him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. For such a high priest became us, holy,...

Theories Which Virtually Deny

Deism. This view represents the universe as a self-sustained mechanism from which God withdrew as soon as he had created it and which he left to a process of self-development. The English Herbert, Collins, Tindal and Bolingbroke held this view in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Lord Herbert of Cherbury was one of the first who formed deism into a system. His book De Veritate was published in 1624. He argues against the probability of God s revealing his...

We Are Compelled To Conceive Of Them As Distinct Persons

The Father and the Son are persons distinct from each other. (a) Christ distinguishes the Father from himself as another (b) the Father and the Son are distinguished as the begetter and the begotten (c) the Father and the Son are distinguished as the sender and the sent. < 430532> John 5 32, 37 It is another that beareth witness of me the Father that sent me, he hath borne witness of me. (b) < 190207> Psalm 2 7 Thou art my Son this day have I begotten thee < 430114> John 1 14 the...

Analytic Hierarchy Process

Likewise take great heed lest, in attributing to Scripture more than it can have, the incredibility of that do cause even those things which it hath more abundantly to be less reverently esteemed. Baxter, Works, 21 319 Those men who think that these human imperfections of the writers do extend further, and may appear in some passages of chronologies or history which are no part of the rule of faith and life, do not hereby destroy the Christian cause. For God might enable his apostles to an...