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Friday, August 25, 2017
Angels - A Summary of the Christian Faith by Henry Eyster Jacobs - Chapter 6 - Comfort for Christians
Angels - A Summary of the Christian Faith by Henry Eyster Jacobs - Chapter 6 - Comfort for Christians:
"Chapter 6 - Of Angels
1. Why is the doctrine of Angels treated at this place?
Because after treating of Creation and Providence, we consider the chief creatures of God, Angels and Men, and the chief instruments of God’s Providential activity, Angels,
2. Why is so little prominence given it in the Confessions of the Church?
Because with the gift of the Holy Ghost at Pentecost, and His abiding presence with the Church, the consciousness of the favor and nearness of God in Christ, completely subordinates their agency in the heart of the Christian. With the fuller appropriation of assurance of faith and of adoption as children of God, which entered with the study of St. Paul at the Reformation period, the chief allusions in the Confessions are in the cautions given against an abuse of the doctrine."
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