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THE

SCRIPTURE DOCTRINE

OF

THE ATONEMENT

AND

ITS PLACE IN THE CHRISTIAN SYSTEM

BY

HENRY HARRIS, B.D.

RECTOR OF WINTERBOURNE BASSETT, WILTS
AND LATE FELLOW AND TUTOR OF MAGDALEN COLLEGE, OXFORD

London
HENRY FROWDE

AMEN CORNER, PATERNOSTER ROW

erford

PRINTED BY HORACE HART, PRINTER TO THE UNIVERSITY

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CHAPTER 1.

OBJECTIONS AGAINST THE ATONEMENT.

THE Atonement is the divine answer to the cry which for thousands of years has been going up from the human heart imploring deliverance from the guilt and power of sin. The cry itself is prompted by one of the most deeply-rooted instincts of our common nature, and it will rest satisfied with nothing short of the full and free salvation which is given through Jesus Christ.

In speaking thus, however, we must not shut our eyes to the objections which have been urged against the particular method by which this deliverance is commonly held to have been effected.

And first, it is argued that the Atonement is merely a superfluous means for the forgiveness of sins, which God is always ready to forgive simply on the sinner's own confession and amendment.

And further, it is objected in still stronger terms that the scheme of deliverance propounded in the

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