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Charles Hodge

Read through the most famous quotes from Charles Hodge

Original sin is the only rational solution of the undeniable fact of the deep, universal and early manifested sinfulness of men in all ages, of every class, and in every part of the world.

— Charles Hodge

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Ruling elders are declared to be the representatives of the people.

— Charles Hodge

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All Church power is, therefore, properly ministerial and administrative. Everything is to be done in the name of Christ, and in accordance with his directions.

— Charles Hodge

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All the reasons which require the subjection of a believer to the brethren of a particular church, require his subjection to all his brethren in the Lord.

— Charles Hodge

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As the Church is the aggregate of believers, there is an intimate analogy between the experience of the individual believer, and of the Church as a whole.

— Charles Hodge

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But to be the Vicar of Christ, to claim to exercise his prerogatives on earth, does involve a claim to his attributes, and therefore our opposition to Popery is opposition to a man claiming to be God.

— Charles Hodge

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If all Church power vests in the clergy, then the people are practically bound to passive obedience in all matters of faith and practice; for all right of private judgment is then denied.

— Charles Hodge

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If the Church is a living body united to the same head, governed by the same laws, and pervaded by the same Spirit, it is impossible that one part should be independent of all the rest.

— Charles Hodge

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It is a thoroughly anti-christian doctrine that the Spirit of God, and therefore the life and governing power of the Church, resides in the ministry, to the exclusion of the people.

— Charles Hodge

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Our first remark on this subject is that the ministry is an office, and not merely a work.

— Charles Hodge

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About Charles Hodge

Did you know about Charles Hodge?

20 cm. ; LCCN 38018206; LCC BS2665. But properly to estimate that influence it must be remembered that 3000 ministers of the Gospel passed under his instruction and that to him was accorded the rare privilege during the course of a long life of achieving distinction as a teacher exegete preacher controversialist ecclesiastic and systematic theologian.

He argued strongly for the authority of the Bible as the Word of God. Charles Hodge (December 27 1797 Philadelphia Pennsylvania – June 19 1878 Princeton New Jersey) was the principal of Princeton Theological Seminary between 1851 and 1878. Many of his ideas were adopted in the 20th century by Fundamentalists and Evangelicals.

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