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Inquiry into the Plenary Inspiration of Prophecy
			
               CHURCH  REVIEW.


                         I
       AN INQUIRY INTO THE PLENARY INSPIR-
                  ATION OF PROPHECY.



               IT has been said that the endowment
               of reason is the greatest gift of God
               to man within the sphere of nature,
               as revelation is the greatest gift of
               God to man within the sphere of
               grace.  The  Apostle  Peter enjoins,
               "Be ready always to give an answer
to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that
is in you, with meekness and fear." (I Pet. III., 12.) The
investigations of the fundamental principles of our holy
religion can only be held by reasonable beings within
the limits of God-given reason, even though Christian
faith be required to "trust where it cannot trace." Thus
the Christian student examines the veracity of those re-
corded principles on which faith is founded, and being
convinced of their integrity,, apprehends and connects
the truths "given by inspiration of God," and finds in
them that which is essentially "profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteous-
ness." And this is a "reasonable service," consonant with
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African Methodist Episcopal Church Review, Vol. 14, Num. 4

Inquiry into the Plenary Inspiration of Prophecy

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Volume:  14
Issue Number:  04
Page Number:  389
Date:  04/1898


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