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The Atonement and the Modern Mind

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Author: James Denney
Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 27,388 / 82 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.1
LoC Category: BT
Downloads: 1,323
Added to site: 2008.03.06
mnybks.net#: 20232
Genre: Religion
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tament itself, and that the teaching of Jesus on the subject of forgiveness is completely at variance with that which we find in the Epistles, and which is implied in this description of the Atonement. Indeed there are many who do so argue. But to follow them would be to forget the place which Jesus has in His own teaching. Even if we grant that the main subject of that teaching is the Kingdom of God, it is as clear as anything can be that the Kingdom depends for its establishment on Jesus, or rather that in Him it is already established in principle; and that all participation in its blessings depends on some kind of relation to Him. All things have been delivered to Him by the Father, and it is by coming under obligation to Him, and by that alone, that men know the Father. It is by coming under obligation to Him that they know the pardoning love of the Father, as well as everything else that enters into Christian experience and constitutes the blessedness of life in the Kingdom of God. Nor is it open to any

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