A Vindication of the New Translation and Exposition of the Epistles of Paul from the Strictures in the 59th Number of the Quarterly Review: With an Appendix of Extracts from the Writings of Eminent Divines of the Church of England, on the History of Creation and Fall, on Justification, and on the Justification of the Apostles

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Rowland Hunter, 1825 - 58 pages
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Page 7 - Thou crownest the year with thy goodness ; and thy paths drop fatness. They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness : and the little hills rejoice on every side. The pastures are clothed with flocks ; the valleys also are covered over with corn ; they shout for joy, they also sing.
Page 7 - Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.
Page 53 - That if thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shall be saved.
Page 26 - When divine writers argue upon any point, we are always bound to believe the conclusions that their reasonings end in, as parts of divine revelation : but we are not bound to be able to make out, or even to assent to, all the premises made use of by them, in their whole extent, unless it appear plainly that they affirm the premises as expressly as they do the conclusions proved by them 2 .
Page 52 - We and the Socinians are said to differ, but about what? not about morality, or natural religion, or the divine authority of the Christian Religion; we differ only about what we do not understand: and about what is to be done on the part of God : and, if we allowed one another to use expressions at will, (and what great matter could that be in what might...
Page 7 - They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice. Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it; thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn when thou hast so provided for it.
Page 52 - And were liturgies and public forms of service so framed as that they admitted not of particular and private fancies, but contained only such things, as in which all Christians do agree, schisms on opinion were utterly vanished. For consider of all the liturgies that are or ever have been, and remove from them whatsoever is scandalous to any party, and leave nothing but what all agree on ; and the event shall be, that the public service and honour of God shall...
Page 29 - Secondly, that, in reading the apostolic writings, we distinguish between their doctrines and their arguments. Their doctrines came to them by revelation properly so called ; yet in propounding these doctrines in their writings or discourses, they were" wont to illustrate, support, and enforce them, by such analogies, arguments, and considerations, as their own thoughts suggested.
Page 7 - Cursed is the ground for thy sake . . . Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee ... In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread
Page 27 - We do not usually question the credit of a writer, by reason of an opinion he may have delivered upon subjects unconnected with his evidence: and even upon subjects connected with his account, or mixed with it in the same discourse or writing, we naturally separate facts from opinions, testimony from observations, narrative from argument. To apply this equitabl...

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