Belief--what is It?: Or, The Nature of Faith as Determined by the Facts of Human Nature and Sacred History

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W. Blackwood and sons, 1869 - 301 páginas
 

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Faith not an act but a state of spirit
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Dealing with definite single thoughts and indefinite contempla tions
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Congruity of revealed truth to mans consciousnesshis subjective
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Divine operation in producing faith
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Consciousness of connection with a person believed
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Antediluvian Faith
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Historical advance of appreciative language from the beginning
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Advance of teaching from positive to moral and Spiritual
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Progressive revelations of Gods love systematically timed to mans
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Mankind looking for Him that should come
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The Propitiation Philosophical difficulties from overdrawn ana
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Identity of suffering revealed for faiths comfort
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His comforting exhibition of the truth and earnest of its assur
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Their fall before historical faithsNebuchadnezzarPharaoh
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CHAPTER V
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Familiarity with the history the cure for scepticism
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Chief work of reason in faithto assfmilate the truth
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Means and hindrances to knowledge becoming faith
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Our Lords cases of faith not describable by one definitioncan
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A believers knowledge of the history of his own believing
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Its generalisations realistic in the spirit of past factsconcentra
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Emotional element in Scriptural faiththe reasoning of the heart
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New Testament description of Ml Christian faith realistic per
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CHAPTER VIII
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Christ the Lave of God
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Human history embraced in the history of the Son
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Proof of identity declaratory and moral
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Human appearances made at forepointing epochs to Abraham Jacob and Joghua and
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Identified with the Angel Jehovah I AM Jesus Christ
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The Saviour of Christian times proclaiming Himself on Sinai
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Manner of the grace of Jesus in the experience of Moses Eli Samuel and David
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Footprints of Jesus in the Psalms and Prophetical writings the Son of Man sowing words to lay hold on faith in the fulness of time
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Recognition of them by the New Testament writers
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Anachronisms of history in the Psalms and Prophets
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Revelation in Christ Jesus of mans nature original and restored
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The day of Christall human time
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Imitation of Christ not uniform but diverse
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Double source of diversity in faiths thoughts the presentation
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Faith and creed different thingsdiversity in both normal
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Progress of perceptionPauls successive thoughts of Christ
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The work of the means of grace
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Subjective sources of unbelief all separating the soul from Cod
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The impossibilities of faith
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Judgment of posteritywhy of value
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sonal connection with Christ
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Living by faith in Christ so described as uniting to Him
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The fight of faiththe whole armour of God
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The work of faith
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The patience of faith
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The obedience of faith
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The domestic life of faithHezekiahthe Bethany family training purpose of family affections
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The word of faith occupying the means of grace
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Spiritual discipline
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The resulting spiritual conditionLifeunion with Christ Jesus
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Consciousness of unionunion making oneness
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The healed universe
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Spiritual deathAdams death in the day that he ate of the tree
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Conditions to assurance of salvation
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Sceptical reasoning primarily disuniting
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Eternal lifeunited individualities
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Conclusion Apparent present failure of the true faith a uniform historical phe nomenonits success the lesson of history
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