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Gore, Incarnation, 93 Apollinaris suggested that the archetype of manhood exists in God, who made man in his own image so that man s nature in some sense preexisted in God. The Son of God was eternally human and he could fill the place of the human mind in Christ without his ceasing to be in some sense divine. The church denied this, man is not God nor is God man. The first principle of theism is that manhood at the bottom is not the same thing as Godhead. This is a...

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...

Ethical Monism

Ethical Monism is that method of thought which holds to a single substance, ground, or principle of being, namely, God, but which also holds to the ethical facts of God s transcendence as well as his immanence, and of God s personality as distinct from, and as guaranteeing, the personality of man. Although we do not here assume the authority of the Bible, reserving our proof of this to the next following division on The Scriptures a Revelation from God, we may yet cite passages which show that...

Proof Of Inspiration

Since we have shown that God has made a revelation of himself to man, we may reasonably presume that he will not trust this revelation wholly to human tradition and misrepresentation, but will also provide a record of it essentially trustworthy and sufficient in other words, that the same Spirit who originally communicated the truth will preside over its publication, so far as is needed to accomplish its religious purpose. Since all natural intelligence, as we have seen, presupposes God s...

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...

It Is Pleasing To God Whenever Thou Rejoicest Or Laughest From The Bottom Of Thy Heart. --martin Luther

Decrees and freedom seem to be mismatched, but they are not so. Even Jonathan Edwards, with his deterministic theory of the will, could, in his sermon on Pressing into the Kingdom, insist on the use of means, and could appeal to men as if they had the power to choose between the motives of self and of God. God s sovereignty and human freedom are like the positive and the negative poles of the magnet they are inseparable from one another and are both indispensable elements in the attraction of...