This is the first major critical edition of Locke’s enquiry into the foundations of Christianity. Locke maintains that the essentials of the faith. John Locke said that the Word is through Jesus Christ. This is reasonable to He never taught that Christianity can be found by human reasoning. This does not. The Reasonableness of Christianity, as Delivered in the Scriptures. John Locke. Sold by Johnson and Co. And D. Eaton ().

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But all this he declares to them in a mystical and involved way of speaking: Hitherto my declaring of myself to you hath been obscure, and with reserve: Philip carries the gospel to Samaria: Thou shalt see greater things than ” these,” ver. Those who were invited, did come, and had on the wedding-garment; i. University of Chicago Press,p. He simply warned those who rise above reaosnableness to add to the Word, that their logic should be beyond reproach or they must be inspired.

I offer this only as a subject of magnifying the ad mirable contrivance of the divine wisdom, in the whole work of our redemption, as far as we are able to trace it, by the footsteps which God hath made visible to hu man reason.

The Reasonableness of Christianity, as Delivered in the Scriptures

That he was the Messiah, their King. And accordingly we find, John iv.

Added to PP index Total downloads 1 1, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Luke calls the word of God, Luke viii. And thus it w r as, that John bears witness of our Saviour, as Jesus himself says, John v. And the righteous, as our Saviour says, Matt. Now, that this is the faith for which God of his free grace justifies smful man, for “it is God alone that jus- ” tifieth,” Rom. And he said, Lord, I believe.


The Reasonableness of Christianity

And here, discoursing to the jews, who sought to kill him upon occasion of the man whom he had cured carrying his bed on the sabbath-day, and for making God his Father, he tells them that he wrought these things by the power of God, loocke that he shall do greater things ; for that the dead shall, at his summons, be raised ; and that he, by a power committed to him from his Father, shall judge them ; and that he.

I will return, further on in these remarks, to some problems implicit in reasonablrness Locke does here. It was not that they would more have believed in him, for such a declaration of himself, than they did for his miracles, or other ways of making himself known, which it ap pears they understood well enough.

It can be considered providential that we could be reminded, by a full-page advertisement in the New York Times this morning [April 2,p.

The reasonableness of Christianity as delivered in the Scriptures

This he tells them, ver. As he was going to the feast of the dedication, the pharisees ask him, Luke xvii. Having finished these discourses, he takes order for the passover, and eats it with his disciples; and at supper tells them, that one of them should betray him; and adds, John xiii.

This is the law of that johj, as well reasoanbleness of all mankind ; and that law, by which all men shall be judged at the last day. And the Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.


And therefore we see the people justified their believing in him, i. That is, what is one agreeing to? The Messiah is one sent by God to free us from the power of sin, so that with the help.

The Works of Johh Locke, vol. 6 (The Reasonableness of Christianity) – Online Library of Liberty

On the other side, it seems the unalterable purpose of the divine justice, that no unrighteous person, no one that is guilty of any breach of the law, should be in paradise: And how often at fifty or threescore years old, are thinking men told, what they wonder how they could miss thinking of?

This was what they were to preach, and what he said to them, concerning the kingdom of God ; as will appear by what is record ed of it in the other evangelists. But it is enough, that it appears plainly, that it was so used, and had that import among the jews at that time: We see here, likewise, the reason why they were so desirous Edition: And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas: Paul often, in his epistles, puts faith for the whole duty of a Christian.

We may observe farther, in this same story of the raising of Lazarus, what faith it was our Saviour ex pected, by what he says, ver.