I've read only page 2 and the top of page 3. I am astounded to find that this was written in 1866! All my life I went bent under the misconception uncovered here, yet it was an eye-opener to realize that the error comes directly from the so-called St Paul:- " the armour of the faith". Amazing how people will idolize ideas even if mistaken.
Lately I am amazed at the huge world of "alternative religion" outside the strict Calvinism and the Hoch Deutsche concept of the "Misery of Man". Vincent has it to a tee. There is; however; yet another approach alternative to training the Christian. A moral, philosophical issue was turned into a discplinary conundrum. Exactly the opposite to what God wanted.
I'm looking forward to finishing the title.