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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The belief and worship of one Godwas the national religion of the Israelites alone ; and, if we will consider it. This shows, that paradise was a place of bliss, as well as immortality; without drudgery, and without sorrow.
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We never find him to use the name of the Messiah but once, until he now came to Jerusalem, this last passover. I have found no cause of death in him; I will, therefore, chastise him, and let him go.
And what he did after his resurrection, St. They were in Goshen, and had light, whilst the rest of the world were in almost Egyptian darknesswithout God in the world. The apostles, he says, ver. If they had so great a desire to lay hold on him, why did they not? Whereupon our Saviour tells Peter, Matt. The penalty annexed to the breach of the law, with the sentence pronounced by God upon it, show this.
Art thou a king then? Annas, probably, having examined him, and getting nothing out of him for his purpose, sends him away to Caiaphas, John xviii. Thus according to what was foretold of him, he rode into the city, ” all the people crying- Hosanna, blessed is the ” King of Israel, that cometh in the name of the Lord.
But this we have taken notice of already. The same method will best arid plainest show us, whether he required of those who believed him to be the Messiah, any thing besides that faith, and what it was. Then said the jews among Edition: Notify me of new comments via email. Christ being but the Greek name for the Hebrew Messiah, and both signifying the Anointed. Jesus answered him, I ” spake openly to the world: James gives a reason, chap. We see here, likewise, the reason why they were SQ de- as delivered in the Scriptures.
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But now he comes six days Edition: If they could have laid hold on any word, that had dropt from him, that they might have rendered him guilty, or suspected to the Roman governor; that would have served their turn, to have laid hold upon him, with hopes to destroy him.
And this seems to be all that his disciples were at that time sent to preach. The apostles disputing among them, who should be greatest in the kingdom of the Messiah, Matt. God who made the world, and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands.
Nor would the Romans have suffered him, if he had gone about preaching, that he was the king whom the jews expected.
But yet the tenour of the gospel is what Christ declares, Luke xii. Which is all comprehended and expounded in these short and plain words, ver. Both would have considered it quite chrlstianity to try to merge two greatly-varied assemblies.
Soon after, he preaches from a boat to the people on the shore. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye love one another. Immortality and bliss, belong to the righteous ; those who have lived in an exact conformity to the law of God, are out of the reach of death ; but an exclusion from paradise and loss of immortality is the portion of sinners ; of all those who have any way broke that law, and failed of a complete obedience to it, by the guilt of any one transgression.
How necessary this caution was in our Saviour, to say or do nothing that might justly offend, or render him suspected to the Roman governor ; and how glad the jews would have been to have had any such thing against him, we may see, Luke xx. Apollos, another preacher of the gospel, when he was instructed in the way of God more perfectly, what did he teach but this same doctrine?
In the following part of his sermon, which is to be read Luke vi. Some time after this, he inquires of his disciples, Mark viii. That the jews not accepting of the kingdom 72 The Reasonableness of Christianityof the Messiah, to whom it was first offered, other should be brought in. Which yet their own contemplations did not, and possibly never would have helped them to. This blog was created by Joel Rich, and maintained by him until his death in June If ye have not been faithful in reasonablendss unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
The Reasonableness of Christianity – John Locke
Among the jews to whom the promises and prophecies of the Messiah were more immediately delivered anointing was used to three sorts of persons, at their inauguration; whereby they were set apart to three great offices, viz. The jews being very inquisitive to know, whether John were the Messiah ; he positively denies it ; but tells them, he was only his fore runner ; and that there stood one amongst them, who would follow him, whose shoe-latchet he was not worthy to untie.
As Adam was turned out of paradise, so all his pos terity were born out of it, out of the reach of the tree of life ; all, like their father Adam, in a state of mor tality, void of the tranquillity and bliss of paradise. And this is so conformable chhristianity the eternal and established law of reasoanbleness and wrong, that it is spoken of too, as if it could not be otherwise. Then they recover from death, which otherwise all mankind should have continued under, lost for ever; as appears by St.
We find he had not preached to them there, from that time to this ; but had made good what he had told them, ver.