Anderson Robert Lord from Heaven

Anderson, Robert-Lord from Heaven





CONTENTS of Anderson, Robert-Lord from Heaven

Title Page

Preface

CHAPTER I – INTRODUCTORY: THE QUESTION AT ISSUE

Prof. Harnack quoted-The Divinity of Christ is now admitted, but His Deity is denied-Renan quoted-The Tubingen School-The Schmiedel School-The New Testament teaches the Deity of Christ-The Crucifixion proves that the Lord laid claim to Deity-The answer made by Unitarianism.

CHAPTER II – THE MEANING OF “SON.” IN SCRIPTURE

Ordinary meaning of the word-Its figurative meaning- The distinction between “Son” and “Child”; ignored In Anthorised Version-The Christian as such Is a “Child,” but Is not called a “Son “-Illustrative passages cited-Personality of the Apostle John- Meaning of Barnabas’ name.

CHAPTER III – THE SON OF MAN

Meaning of that title-The Lord’s use of it-It connotes a heavenly glory-It does not refer to His human birth -As Son of Man He is Lord of the Sabbath, forgives sins, and has all judgment committed to Him-How and when we shall see God.

CHAPTER IV – THE SON OF GOD

Christ the mystery of God-An incident in the French Chamber-An unscriptural definition of the Sonship- “The Only begotten Son”-Meaning of the term, and its use in Scripture-The perversion of Paul’s defence of the Resurrection illustrates the evil of “explaining” such mysteries-The Virgin Birth-The Lord laid claim to Deity.

CHAPTER V – THE TESTIMONY OF THE FIRST GOSPEL

The distinctive characteristics of the Four Gospels- Matthew and John compared-The Sermon on the Mount was a claim to Deity-In Matt. XI, xvi., and xxiv. the Lord laid claim to Deity-Dr. Edersheim and Is. lxiii.-“Silly Billy” on the Trinity.

CHAPTER VI – THE TESTIMONY OF THE FOURTH GOSPEL

The omissions of the Fourth Gospel an evidence of Inspiration-The purpose of the Fourth Gospel-The Arian conception of a subordinate God was due to paganism -Passages in John to illustrate the Lord’s claim to Deity-His Deity proved by the resurrection of Lazarus, and by the Apostles’ miracles.

CHAPTER VII – THE TESTIMONY OF JAMES AND THE HEBREWS

Edersheim quoted in illustration of it-Character, value, and date of James’s Epistle, and his testimony to the Deity-The testimony of Hebrews-Character and authorship of Hebrews, and Paul’s connection with It-If Christ be not God, He must be a creature -The indirect evidence of the Deity-The faith of the first disciples.

CHAPTER VIII – THE TESTIMONY OF THE APOSTLE PAUL

The testimony of Spiritualism to inspiration-The training of a prophet-The Apostle Paul’s sufferings-His stoning at Lystra-His “thorn in the flesh “-His turning to Jerusalem-His personality and antecedents lend weight to his testimony to the Deity-Quotations from his Epistles.

CHAPTER IX – THE TESTIMONY OF THE REVELATION

The unity of Scripture exemplified by Revelation-Importance of the book-It refutes a “Christ after the flesh” religion-The present-day attacks on Scripture-The Apocalyptic visions establish the Deity-The only tenable alternative stated in the language of the ” New Theology.”

CHAPTER X – “FOR THE SAKE OF HIS NAME”

The Lord’s claim to Deity, and to Divine honour-Prevailing irreverence in naming Him-Christendom copies the Jewish exorcists-Queen Victoria’s letters-The mode in which the Lord is named in the Gospels; and in the Epistles-The practice of Paul; and of Peter- A closing appeal for reverence.

CHAPTER XI – THE REVELATION OF GRACE, AND THE LIFE TO COME

The Eden promise-The primeval revelation and ancient mythologies-The seeming incredibility of Christianity-The faith that overcomes the world-Conventional beliefs and real faith-Organised Christianity has failed-The Christian revelation apparently falsified by facts-The explanation of this-Grace a lost truth The Lord In the Synagogue of Nazareth-The day of grace, and the day of vengeance-Punitive action against sin awaits the day of judgment-A pandemonium and a bonfire -That the Church will convert the world is a grotesque figment-The coming of Christ is the hope of both Church and world- Conclusion.

APPENDIX

 

NOTE TO CHAPTER IV

The argument of Arius, and the answer to It-The false inferences based on the word “only begotten “-The Virgin Birth-Why it is not mentioned in the Epistles -The meaning of the word’ firstborn” (prötotokos), and the passages in which the word occurs.

NOTE TO CHAPTER X

Illustrative publications: a syllabus of addresses, a theological work, a publisher’s circular, and a book of piety-The rationalistic character of modern theological works-Irreverence in naming the Lord-The practice of the Fathers-The mode in which the Lord is named in the Gospels, and in Acts and the Epistles -Comments on the prevailing practice-” The Lord’s death, till He come” -Our hymnology-“Safe in Jehovah’s keeping.”

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