Quotes About the Bible and History

 

Sir Francis Bacon

What I Believe!

"I believe that the Word of God, whereby His will is revealed, continued in revelation and tradition with Moses; and that His Scriptures were from Moses's time to the time of the Apostles and Evangelists; in whose ages, after the coming of the Holy Ghost, the teacher of all truth, the book of Scripture was shut and closed, so as to receive no new addition, and the Church hath no power after the Scriptures to teach or command anything contrary to the written word. 

I believe that Jesus, the Lord, became in the flesh a sacrificer and a sacrifice for sin; a satisfaction and price paid to the justice of God; a meriter of Glory and the Kingdom; a pattern of all righteousness; a preacher of the Word, which Himself was; a finisher of the ceremonies; a cornerstone to remove the separation between Jew and Gentile; an intercessor for the Church; a lord of nature in His miracles; a conqueror of death and the power of darkness in His resurrection; 

and that He fulfilled the whole council of God; performing all His sacred offices, and anointing on earth, accomplishing the whole work of the redemption and restitution of man to a state superior to the angels, whereas the state of man by creation was inferior; and reconciled and established all things according to the eternal will of the Father."

 
Sir Francis Bacon, "Literary and Religious Works of Francis Bacon" Vol. II pp. 152-154. Stephen Abbott Northrop, "A Cloud of Witnesses" (Portland, Or: American Heritage Ministries, 1987) p. 22

 


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