The Power of Truth and Its Fitness to Operate on Human Nature, Aylette Raines, 1833

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Just uploaded an audio file of an other section of Aylette Raines’ great book, “A Refutation of the Doctrine of Total Hereditary Depravity.” He calls this section, “On the Power of Truth and Its Fitness to Operate on Human Nature.” His argument is that the truth as preached by the apostles, combined with the evidence of miracles and prophecy, is the converting power of the Holy Spirit. Special direct operations of the Spirit in conversion are not taught in the New Testament. Have a listen! His writing is great!

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Remarks on the Sympathies of Human Nature, No 2

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If Total Heredity Depravity is true, then we should hate ourselves because it is right to hate sin. Yet the Bible teaches we are to love our neighbor as ourselves. But if we hate ourselves and love our neighbor as we love ourselves, then we will hate our neighbor. Another inconsistency in the doctrine of Total Hereditary Depravity discussed by Aylette Raines in 1833.

Remarks on the Sympathies of Human Nature, Aylette Raines (1833)

“Thou lookest upon the smiling face of an unconscious babe and beholdest nought but Satanic depravity! Thou lookest into the heart of the affectionate mother as she presses her babe to her bosom, and pronouncest each affectionate emotion to be but the workings of black corruption!!!” Such is the assessment made by the advocates of Total Hereditary¬†Depravity. In his “Remarks on the Sympathies of Human Nature,” Aylette Raines sharply criticizes such views.

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07 The Extent to Which Human Nature was Injured by Adams Sin, No 1

What impact did Adam’s sin have on the human race? Do we experience both spiritual and physical death as a result of Adam’s sin? or physical death only? Aylette Raines deals with this question in next section of his book “A Refutation of the Doctrine of Total Hereditary Depravity.”

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