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RENOVATED BEING, (as it is in our RISEN AND
141. d. 353.
TO THE READER.
Were the title of this book, THE SUBSTANTIVE REALITY OF THE RELIGION OF THE NEW TESTAMENT, nothing could more justly express its spirit and design. I quote, therefore, the proposition which occurs in page 257; as an avowal of the conception from which it is written, and from which alone its inner contents can be apprehended :
From beginning to end, the Religion of our Lord Jesus Christ, is strictly Substantive. The end of which is the organic development of the One Absolutely Living Substance, in the New Nature of believers.
“Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who only hath Immortality,” “Life in Himself,” is Life-giver to the human race. “ The last Adam is a Life-giving Spirit.” 1 Cor. xi. 45. “ The Bread of God is He Which cometh down from heaven, and giveth Life unto the world.” Whoso eateth My Flesh, and