The Suppressed Evidence

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Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012 - 244 من الصفحات
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. 1832. Excerpt: ... namely, that expressions are to be found in his writings, which, taken alone, seem adverse to the acknowledgment of any miraculous manifestations in modern days. Some of these I now proceed to give; on the principle of not seeking to establish truth by an ex-parte statement, but affording my readers an opportunity to form their judgment on a view of both sides of the question. For example, in Knox's " Faythfull Admonition," referring to the saying of our Lord, " It is I, be not afraid," he remarks that the instrument by which Christ put away the fear of his disciples, " is his only worde," appearing to mean his word alone, without miracles. It may be also but fair to mention, that, in some of his predictions, he seems to intimate that he went no further, in denouncing future judgments, than he was led by the general warnings of Holy Scripture, taken in their application to existing circumstances: and there can be no doubt, inasmuch as human occurrences move in a certain cycle, which cycle is sufficiently marked out in God's word, that the study of Scripture will enable us to discern and announce the general character of coming events, (especially in a season of national judgments, impending for national sins, ) with considerable accuracy; and this, without any such particular inspiration, or revelation, as seems necessary to constitute a prophet, independent of Scripture; in other words, with only such a degree of spiritual light, and aid in the reading of the Bible, as may be deemed " Faythfull Admonition made by John Knox unto the professors of God's truth in England." 1554. more or less accessible to all believers. This general guidance of Scripture, then, in predicting judgments, Knox certainly recognizes. For example, the Secretary Lethington having ...

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