A Defence of the Church of England, in a Series of Discourses, Preach'd at Oldswinford, in Worcestershire; On Ephesians 5,27 by the Rev. Robert Foley

 
9780217264501: A Defence of the Church of England, in a Series of Discourses, Preach'd at Oldswinford, in Worcestershire; On Ephesians 5,27 by the Rev. Robert Foley
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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. 1795. Excerpt: ... J. N my two last discourses I have been pretty copious and explicit on the subject of the Trinity. I have laid before you the infinite importance of the doctrine; I have pointed out several single texts of Scripture declaring the true and proper Divinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; I have suggested some methods whereby every plain and sincere, however unlearned reader of the Bible may fully satisfy himself on this point; and for his farther assistance I have recommended.to his notice a short and cheap treatise on the subject. I have also remark'd to you, that all such passages of Holy Writ as either express or imply an inferiority of the Son to the Father, are capable of a plain meaning by applying them to the human nature assum'd by Christ j and when so understood, are perfectly recon concilable to the doctrine of the Trinity. Let me here add, that the Author of the book recommended has been peculiarly successful on this point; having fairly prOduc'd every text urg'd against us by our adversaries, and compleatly obviated and invalidated every argument attempted to be grounded upon them. I will here farther observe, that whoever studies the Scripture on Trinitarian principles, will find the system of Man's Redemption and Salvation by Christ, however wonderful and mysterious, yet uniformly consistent throughout, and a steady foundation of rational faith and hope: while on the contrary, the Unitarian will meet with nothing but a dark and confus'd Chaos of inconsistencies and contradictions, without any sure ground of faith or hope; and not improbably will proceed in the beaten track of what is call'd modern Philosophy, from Unitarianism to Deism, and thence into the gloomiest depths of Atheism. I now proceed to the justification of our Churc...

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