The Principles of Jesus Applied to Some Questions of Today Robert Elliott Speer

ISBN: 9781230245119

Published: September 12th 2013

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54 pages


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The Principles of Jesus Applied to Some Questions of Today  by  Robert Elliott Speer

The Principles of Jesus Applied to Some Questions of Today by Robert Elliott Speer
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 54 pages | ISBN: 9781230245119 | 3.16 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... Lin JESUS AND THEMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher.

Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... Lin JESUS AND THE GOSPEL 1. What is the gospel? Some reply, the human character of Jesus. He showed the kind of life that a man can live. So that henceforth all men might be able to meet defeat and discouragement with the confident word, Well, I have fallen, but it is not necessary for men to fall.

Jesus proved that. I shall try again. The acceptance of the gospel in this view, is simply the admiration and imitation of Jesus. There are only two difficulties in this view of the gospel. One is that it is not true. The other is that it is not practicable. Jesus did reveal the ideal life.

He was the Son of Man, unveiling an illustration of what God would have each man be, but no man can lift himself into this redeemed character. The gospel is not the character of a dead man, loved and imitated by men of subsequent centuries. It is the power of the living Christ at work in human life reproducing itself. We assent to His working the transformation, but it is He who redeems and saves. What we want, says Horace Bushnell, is not to go hunting our poor nature through, that we may find what is slumbering in us, waiting to be somehow waked.

But the grand first thing, or chief concern for us is to be simply Christed all through, filled in every faculty and member with the Christly manifestation, in that manner to be so interwoven with Him as to cross fibre and to feel throughout the quickening contact of His personality- and then everything in us, no matter what, will be made the most of, because the corresponding Christly talent will be playing divinely upon it, and charging it with power from Himself (John 3:3- 5: 21- 6: 51- Matt.

11: 28- 28: 20). It may be said that there is very little of this idea in the Synoptic Gospels, that there Jesus...



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