Item description for Biblical Essays by J. B. Lightfoot & Philip E. Hughes...
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: II. EXTERNAL EVIDENCE FOR THE AUTHENTICITY AND GENUINENESS OF ST JOHN'S GOSPEL. THE genuineness of St John's Gospel is the centre of the position of those who uphold the historical truth of the record of our Lord Jesus Christ given us in the New Testament. Hence the attacks of the opponents of revealed religion are concentrated upon it. So long however as it holds its ground, these assaults must inevitably prove ineffective. The assailants are of two kinds: (1) those who deny the miraculous element in ChristianityRationalists, (2) those who deny the distinctive character of Christian doctrineUnitarians. The Gospel confronts both. It relates the most stupendous miracle in the history of our Lord (short of the Incarnation and the Resurrection), the raising of Lazarus. Again, it enunciates in the most express terms the Divinity, the Deity, of our Lord. And yet at the same time it professes to have been written by the one man, of all others, who had the greatest opportunities of knowing the truth. The testimony of St Paul might conceivably be set aside, as of one who was not an eye-witness. But here we have, not an eKrptana1, not a personal disciple merely, not one of the twelve only, but the one of the twelvethe Apostle who leaned on his Master's bosom, who stood by his Master's cross, who entered his Master's empty grave. If therefore the claim of this Gospel to be the work of John the son of Zebedee be true, if in other words the Fourth Gospel be genuine, the mostformidable, not to say an insuperable, obstacle stands in the way of both classes of antagonists. Hence the persistence and the ingenuity of the attacks; and hence also the necessity of a thoroughness in the defence. No apology therefore is needed, if the subject should seem dry and uninviting. 1 1 Cor. xv. 8. ...
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Studio: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.99" Weight: 1.23 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2005
Publisher Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN 1597524573 ISBN13 9781597524575