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words a » re r <» € ^ W ^ K * & *!* $ * : here , - tbpy aro simply ^ y p * # c ** 4 > a * I am therefore irnabfe to consider the texts as parallel . We meet with this , adjective only three tinier in the New Testament ; and I see no authority for supposing that in . the present in * stance it is used elliptieally . Philalethes * has translated the clause
extremely well : " If any person provide not for his own relations , and especially for those who live i& his house . " The eighth vers q is an explanation of th ? fourth . 1 Pet . L 3 : " a lively hope , . *» Most of the commentators ,
interpret the words as meaning " the hope of life /* or " of futile happiness , " The true reading is c * s € Air *§<* tyirav , which our translators have rightly followed ; although the Syriac version has * ' the hope of life ,. " I beg to suggest that the rendering
should be ,. an animating hope , " and that the import of the fcxpressj ^ is , " a Uppe , which receives perpetual additions of strength , and habitually gives jiew vigour to the mind $ ¦ * according to . Diodati ( Not , in loc . ) , * " uiia , viva , sempre cresceate e 4 operante speJranza de beni cele&ti /* - , Thi $ is a sense , wfeich the Greek participle ,
not ; only admits hut often requires , y the JSFew Testament , as well as in classical authors . Benson ( in loc . ) does not appear to have explained it correctly . Living * water ; , John iv , 10 , &c ,, is not so much keater that fgiveth Hfe , as ** water that flows without intermission : * living" dread , John vi . 51 , &e ., is i € knowledge incessantly communicated ;* ' living * oracles , are " oracles which never fell , in point either of duration or certainty "*—and &o as to other examples See 1 Pet , ii . 4 , 5 . f In the passage under review , tke apostle speaks first , of the nature off a Christian a s hope—it is . vigorous and never-dying- * -then of its £ em *~ the resurrection of Jesua
Christr-rand , finally , of its ohyeck—« an inheritance , heavenly and immortal . 1 Pet . i . 12 : ** ¦ which thiaga ^ _ . - . - n . - i i ¦ ¦ ¦ Sk - " -M > - - ¦ -m S 6 e Motu Hepos . XIV . 569 ^ &q , f ^ t / pon th | a text BcrtsoD appositel y quotes VirgiPs—vivoque sedilfQ sajM MnJ I . 171 . The poet ^ s language is eqaaHy and beautifully illustrative of 1 Peter i . 3 . So , the Italians speak of " yive pietre /' Boccado . Dec . " 80 , ( Flr ^ Dx , 1820 ) .
Arguments against the supposed Im ~ possibility of excluding Evil from the Creation . Sir , Dec . 9 . 182 &
HpHE hypothesis that the introduc-JL tion of moral and physical evil into the universe could not possibly have been prevented evren by Ofpnipo * tence , may appear to raaoy of y ^ ur readers as of too speculative ^ nature to deserve much attention , and too
feebly supported perhaps , tQ require confutation . But , wi&ateveir niay influence our , sentiments respecting the attributes of the Supreme iAt ^ lligence , wdL whatever may tend ta degrade hi ^ character , and U ^ iit his benevolence ,
in the conception of hi $ rational creatures , ought not to be regarded as unimportant , nor to be treated as a matter pf indifference . It is impossible in my apprehension , to establish the doctrine advocated by your correspondent , fylr- Hinton , ( pp . 378 , 529 , )
without answering the foUowing objections ; and tjh < wgh I ad ^ iit tha t we cannot attribute to theap , equal weight , jet when coflftt ^ n ^ d , th ^ y appear to me % o possess a degree of force viflpeh it will fl , ot be very easy to ipvaUdate or ov ^ r opae . The diflSonlties , indeed ,
inaeparablt ? froi ^ i t ^ subject , deeo * to ha , ve bew but very pfu-t ^ dly vi «^ e 4 by ^ J r , H ^ ^ tnd it i ^ a meant us &Q d # r paragem ^ nt to $ ay , that ? h \ $ attempt to reipQve th , e fpw to which ) hi * ^* xpl ^ nation is confined , ha ^ # Qt bec ;« attended with ^ vcce ^ s .
: 1 . The aypothQsi ? i& qu $ * tyoa my * poses all superior , and even the highest intelligences in the scale of being " , to b ^ UabTe to , i ^ iB c ^^ l « tfifW > f ^^ a ^ i misery ; ^ nd is comp }^ mY fy ^ rian , ^ with t , h Spip ^ uir ^ *® WWti ot * future ctatie ^ f ^ m ^ mm * - , , „ 2 > It « mmw th ^ literal ftJWl popular account of the fallen , <** gels ; w
706 v ArgyfoenU , against the supposed fmpmtiUiity
th ^ angek 4 e * $ ij ^| pj look ixfpJ ^ vl > r . Price , m hiB 8 ^ l ^ n <^ 8 , oa the fQ&rls ^ px . doctrine , p , 187 , puts & question q ^ cerning " lih ^ t schen ^ e q £ ^ ^ qaptioi into vvhicU , ^ says he , " P ^ l represents angels as stooping to look . ' *
Now we find that tlie sentiment and the phraseology are , iq truth s Pete *' * ,. and that the comprehensive , scope of the gospel , is the subject ou w ^ 4 dU the apostle of the circumcision en * larges . ¦ N .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Dec. 2, 1823, page 700, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1791/page/20/