Edward Hitchcock sermon no. 163, "God's Wisdom different from Man's," 1823 June
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Edward Hitchcock's sermon on the differences between divine law and humanity's comprehension of salvation, based on Isaiah 55:8-9 (For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.). Hitchcock noted on the first page the dates and places where he had delivered this sermon between 1823 and 1836 as well as Bible chapters and hymns related to the sermon. Supposing that men were responsible for creating a plan for their own salvation, Hitchcock listed the ways in which that plan would differ from God's laws and doctrines as revealed in scripture. He then enumerated the ways in which the human plan would fail to achieve its purpose and bring man to ruin.
|Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864|
|Amherst College Archives & Special Collections|
|Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864--Sermons|
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