God's Breath in Man and in Humane Sciety

 
9781235632730: God's Breath in Man and in Humane Sciety
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891. Excerpt: ... the fossilized remains of those primitive records, is in a position whence to reconstruct the authentic ideal likeness of the Christian Master: the divinenatural, open breathing Chief and Mediator.of mankind is thus enthroned in human view: so may be led to rational observation, in statements that are strictly logical, the system of divine-natural religion and society that was fashioned within the concept of his intelligence. 213. But the earthly manifestation of the Son of Man was but a preliminary phase or state, initiatory to the long subsequent processes of his racial incarnation. It was a prime tenet of faith in the apostolic age, that the Son entered through that earthly manifested phase into, the inner degree, the soul-flesh of mankind; there to indwell and on-work, till he should have fashioned for himself a larger form of earthly manifestation, and thence to demonstrate in a Second Coming. 214. Hence the opening in our own time, first in one disciple and thence in affiliated disciples, of the divine-natural respiration that was first organized in his own Incarnate Person--an opening and out-breath from his own perpetual purpose and indwelling--is clearly in the logical reason and sequence of his own human advance: it points back to the origin of the era; it points onward to its consummation. 215. Christ dwelling in us logically implies Christ generative and formative in us, to the evolution of structures of faculties in our interior or psychic organization: this has always been understood, from the era of the primitive believers to our own time. Now the opening of our strictly human-spiritual organism into our human-natural by the parting of the closed organic passage between these two degrees of form--so that the divine-natural breath, in which ...

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