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DR MACGREGOR’S SERMON.

TO THE EDITOR. Sir,— Permit me to notice one statement in your report of the above sermon, which, I think, will help to remove a difficulty which those people he referred to (the sceptics) find it impossible to get over—viz., the credal statement used several times by the Doctor—God’s “ Eternal Son. ’ The Doctor and all Presbyterian scholars know that Jesus is never spoken of in the Scriptures as the Eternal Son of God. It is an outrage on human reason to speak of a son as being as old as bis father, and if the son is eternal then this absurdity is manifest; but the Bible says no such thing. Jesus is the Sou of the Eternal God, but not God's Eternal Son. Servetus was burned alive by orthodox bigots, because, among other things) he denied this dogma, and alleged what is true, that eternal sonship is eternal nonsense. My object in calling attention to the Doctor’s statement is to show sceptics that the Bible is not to be blamed for this orthodox blander. —I am, etc., Scripture Reaper. Dunedin, July 8.

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DR MACGREGOR’S SERMON., Issue 7953, 8 July 1889

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DR MACGREGOR’S SERMON. Issue 7953, 8 July 1889

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