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The Doctrine of a Future State; In 9 Sermons (Paperback) Loot Price: R268
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The Doctrine of a Future State; In 9 Sermons (Paperback): William Gilson Humphry

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The Doctrine of a Future State; In 9 Sermons (Paperback)

William Gilson Humphry

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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.1850 Excerpt: ... LECTURE VII. THE RESURRECTION OF THE BODY; THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL. COLOSSIANS II. 8. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. I OBSERVED in my last Lecture, that our assurance of the Resurrection to eternal life, is founded on one great event, namely the Resurrection of our blessed Lord; "if Christ is not risen," says St. Paul, "then is your faith vain." And the certainty of that event is attested by such proofs as it is impossible to gainsay; the evidence being not merely that of human witnesses, but the highest human testimony combined with the clearest tokens of the divine sanction. For not only did the twelve Apostles, ordained for that purpose, give their evidence with great power and boldness of speech, but God also bore them witness, as St. Paul reminded his disciples1, "with signs and wonders, and with 1 Heb. ii. 4. divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his will." An attempt to cavil at such evidence is likely to result, and as we endeavoured in one instance to shew, does result, in establishing it still more completely. But while engaged on this part of the subject, we met with a warning, delivered by our Lord himself, which assures us that no amount of testimony, not even a miraculous interference with the laws of nature, will carry conviction to the human mind, where the will and the passions are strongly set against its reception. We have now to notice some of the questions to which the doctrine of a future life has given rise in Christian times; questions which have sometimes been raised by that obstinate spirit of incredulity to which I have just alluded, but which sometimes also have been suggested by a less d...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: William Gilson Humphry
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 62
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-51133-2
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-51133-8
Barcode: 9781150511332

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