This is the first major critical edition of Locke’s enquiry into the foundations of Christianity. Locke maintains that the essentials of the faith. John Locke said that the Word is through Jesus Christ. This is reasonable to He never taught that Christianity can be found by human reasoning. This does not. The Reasonableness of Christianity, as Delivered in the Scriptures. John Locke. Sold by Johnson and Co. And D. Eaton ().
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When on the day of his resurrection he appeared to the two going to Emmaus, Luke xxiv. This is the law of that kingdom, as well as of all mankind ; and that law, by which all men shall be judged at the last day. They are therefore prepared for the truth by degrees. And this the Father himself will show unto you: For we no- where in the gospel hear of any thing else, that had been proposed to be believed by them.
This we may observe in the whole management of their design against his reaaonableness. This joining them together, made his answer obscure, and hard to be understood by them then ; nor was it safe for him to speak plainer of his kingdom, and the destruction of Jerusalem ; unless he had a mind to be accused for hav ing designs against the government. But now, the malice of the chief priests, scribes and pharisees ; the christianiyy of the mob, animated with hopes, and raised with miracles ; Judas s treachery, and Pilate s care of his government, and of the peace of his province, all working naturally as they should ; Jesus, by the admirable wariness of his carriage, and an ex traordinary wisdom, visible in his whole conduct ; wea thers all these difficulties, does the work he comes for, uninterruptedly goes about preaching his full appointed time, sufficiently manifests himself to be the Messiah, in all the particulars the scriptures had foretold of him ; and when his hour is come, suffers death: But that, even so late as this, they understood not his death and resurrection, is ressonableness from ver.
He would account this faith to them for righteousness, and look on it as making up the defects of their obedience; which being thus supplied, by what was taken instead of it, they were looked on as just or righteous; and so inherited eternal life. Jesus foretels what should happen to him, viz. To convince men of this, he did his miracles: That our Saviour declares, that his great business into the world was, to christianiity and make good this great truth, that he was a king; i.
And our Saviour himself, in this gospel sermon on the mount, tells them. And here he tells them the reason of these christianiity predictions, viz.
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Edwards includes, in his denunciation, a challenge as to how the wild freethinkers of his day could possibly account for the existence of the world as human beings have always known it. He would account this faith to them for righteousness, and look on it as making up the defects of their obedience ; which being thus supplied, by what was taken instead of it, they were looked on as just or righteous ; and so inherited eternal life.
Though we have seen above from what our Saviour has pronounced himself, John iii. This the apostle intimates in the close here, ver.
T the believing that Jesus was the Messiah ; giving credit to the miracles he did, and the profession he made of himself. And a little after he somewhat more plainly intimates, that he is the Messiah, Mark ix. Whilst he was now at Jerusalem, Nicodemus, a ruler of the jews, comes to him, John iii.
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Thus our Saviour ended his life. For though it be as easy to omnipotent power to do all things by an immediate over-ruling will, and so to make any instruments work, even contrary to Edition: When he sent them to preach the gospel, he bid them preach ” the kingdom of God ” to be at hand ; and that they did, without being more particular than he had ordered, or mixing their own prudence with his commands, to promote the kingdom of the Messiah.
Even so, reasonablsness may have been somewhat presumptuous here, especially in the way he used his Messiah argument. Do ye now believe? From what is above said, we may observe that this preaching Jesus to be the Messiah is called the Word, and the Word of God: This part of knowledge, though cultivated with some care, by some of the heathen philosophersyet got little footing among the people. And he that shall collect all the moral rules of the philosophers, and compare them with those contained in the new testament, will find them to come short of the morality delivered by Chridtianity Saviour, and taught by his apostles; a college made up, for the most part, of ignorant, but inspired fishermen.
Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least i, e. The reason of this method used by our Saviour, the scripture gives us here, at this his first appearing in public, after his entrance upon his ministry, to be a rule and light to us in the whole course of it: I say unto thee, ” Thou art ” Cephas,” or a rock, ” and upon this rock I will build ” my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail ” against it.
This he did not only as most agreeable to the expectation of the jews, who looked for the Messiah, chiefly as coming in power to be their king and deliverer: And the righteous, as our Saviour says, Matt. To which I shall here add that of Acts as delivered in the Scriptures.
The Reasonableness of Christianity, as Delivered in the Scriptures
Must I expect deliver ance from any other? They were required to believe him to be the Messiah; which faith is of grace promised to be reckoned to them, for the completing of their righteousness, wherein it was defective: And many, even of his disciples said, It was an hard saying: These, convinced by the miracles they saw him daily do, and the unblameable life he led, might be disposed to believe him to be the Messiah: And would any one think himself fairly dealt with, that was so used?
What advantage have we by Jesus Christ? And, as a testimony of this, one of his last actions, even when he was upon the cross, was to confirm his doctrine, by giving salvation to one of the thieves that was crucified with him, upon his declaration that he believed him to be the Messiah: We never find him to use the name of the Messiah but once, until he now came to Jerusalem, this last passover.
Did the saying of Aristippus, or Confucius, give it an authority?