He considered the incarnation of Christ as the necessary manifestation to man of an eternal sonship in the divine nature, apart from which those filial qualities which God demands from man could have no sanction; by faith as used in Scripture he understood to be meant a certain moral or spiritual activity or energy which virtually implied salvation, because it implied the existence of a principle of spiritual life possessed of an immortal power.
On the rock of a human character, ennobled by faith in his divine Sonship, he could raise the church of the future, which should be at the same time continuous with the old, new in spiritual power, one in worship and in work.
They held that the duality of natures implied a distinction between two modes of sonship in Christ - the natural or proper, and the adoptive.
Further illustrations of these views were given in two works published about the same time as the lectures, one a treatise On the Sonship and Brotherhood of Believers, and the other an exposition of the first epistle of St John.
Besides a volume of sermons under the title Christ's Healing Touch, Mackennal published The Biblical Scheme of Nature and of Man, The Christian Testimony, the Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia, The Kingdom of the Lord Jesus and The Eternal God and the Human Sonship. These are contributions to exegetical study or to theological and progressive religious thought, and have elements of permanent value.
In trying further to define the readers addressed in the epistle, one must note the stress laid on suffering as part of the divinely appointed discipline of sonship (ii.
It was grounded on the Divine sonship, which we already know was proclaimed at the Baptism.
Rise to the height of your sonship to God; love your enemies even as God loves His; and if they kill you, God will care for you still; fear them not, fear only Him who loves you all.
When pre-existence is clearly taught (Paul, John), virgin birth, it is suggested, loses its importance; another theory of Divine Sonship has established itself.
Yet our reading of gospel Christology cannot bracket the ontological question of divine sonship, as it was classically treated.
glorifyng a glorified, mature humanity with the full privileges of sonship in Christ was always GodÃ¢s deepest and greatest intention.
If service is not taken up in the spirit of sonship, I am sure it becomes servile.
sonship of the angels which the Old Testament Church ever got.
He was to liberate those who were under the law so that they too would receive sonship... .
sonship meant in the first century.
But the statement seems to make sonship depend solely and exclusively on God's calling, that is, on his adoptive act.
Jesus ' divine sonship is proclaimed at the moment of that death.
In 1818 he wrote a reply to Dr. Adam Clarke's doctrine of the eternal sonship which caused some dispute within the Church.
To that end, I want to state publicly that I have abandoned the doctrine of " incarnational sonship.
Surely this is a strong assertion of their actual participation with the Son in his own very sonship.
Did he claim for himself a unique sonship with God?
This I take to be the only unequivocal intimation of the sonship of the angels which the Old Testament Church ever got.
For Christians to deny the Sonship of Jesus would mean that they should expunge all references in the Holy Injil to this title.
He was to liberate those who were under the law so that they too would receive sonship....
The Gospel writer John, himself, explains what sonship meant in the first century.
But the statement seems to make sonship depend solely and exclusively on God 's calling, that is, on his adoptive act.
In 1818 he wrote a reply to Dr. Adam Clarke 's doctrine of the Eternal Sonship which caused some dispute within the Church.
To that end, I want to state publicly that I have abandoned the doctrine of incarnational sonship.
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