Thoughts on Preaching: Specially in Relation to the Requirements of the Age

Thoughts on Preaching: Specially in Relation to the Requirements of the Age

by Daniel Moore
     
 

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free.
This is an OCR edition with typos.
Excerpt from book:
CHAPTER II. THE OFFICE OF PREACHING, AS DESIGNED FOR THE INSTRUCTION OF MANKIND IN RELIGIOUS TRUTH. The common definitions of the object of Preaching—Definition of…  See more details below

Overview

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free.
This is an OCR edition with typos.
Excerpt from book:
CHAPTER II. THE OFFICE OF PREACHING, AS DESIGNED FOR THE INSTRUCTION OF MANKIND IN RELIGIOUS TRUTH. The common definitions of the object of Preaching—Definition of Bishop Wilkins—Precedence assigned to the Teaching office— This supported by Scripture—Two leading principles deducible from this : I. That all Sermons should contain some positive instruction, and this in the most varied form. II. That all Sermons respect the claims of the reasoning faculty—Systematic Theology —The Philosophy of Christianity-—Speaking with authority— The relative provinces of reason and faith. Having endeavoured to vindicate the high authority of preaching, as an agency, ordained of God, adapted to human circumstances, and, whether for good or for evil, found to be among the primary forces which act upon our social and moral life, we must, in order to see how such an instrumentality may be best employed, go back to the consideration of its original design,—in other words, must try to arrive at some definite understanding upon the question—What is the proper Office Of Preaching ? What was it instituted and ordained to do? And the answer to this inquiry, l.y one authority, is, " the sum and substance of preaching is to bring men to repentance, and to a firm belief in the Gospel." ' By another we are told, that " the end of all preaching is to make men good;" 2 whilst, from a third, we have a yet more vague answer to our question, that" the primary intention ofpreaching is the reformation of mankind."3 It seems obvious to remark that all these definitions are very inadequate; and present but a very limited and imperfect view either of what preaching aims at, or what preaching does. We should rather say that the ends we propose to ourselves, by this service, are to inform ignorance, to alar...

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940025937142
Publisher:
Hatchards
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
582 KB

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >