The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man: Comprehending a Complete Body of Divinity ...
The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man: Comprehending a Complete Body of Divinity by Herman Witsius, first published in 1803, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation.
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And I have never sought after any inaccurate word , harsh phrase , or crude
expression , in order to criticize on them ; esteeming it much better , to point out
how far all the orthodox agree , and how the more improper ways of expression
... as they sometimes soften the expression , chiefly were satisfactory ; excluding
by this means his sorrows in the garden , the sentence passed on him both by the
Jewish council , and the Roman governor , the stripes with which his body was ...
The streams of divinity are pure : they rise only from the fountain of sacred
learning , and should be defiled with none of the impure waters of the ancient or
modern philosophy . Let us abstain from harsh and unusual expressions , and
Ca . jetan , who is commended by our Chameir , has not badly expressed himself
on this head : “ If a new sense of the text ... let not any one inconsiderately on this
pretence , withhold his assent to such forms of expression which are taken from ...
Let no one who has in general expressed the truth in eloquent language , be
heinously censured on account of an improper word , or harsh expression which
has slipped from his pen : “ Poison does not lie hid in syllables ; nor does truth ...
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