An American Commentary on the New Testament Volume 7-12

An American Commentary on the New Testament Volume 7-12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...I the prisoner in the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called," passing away, however, as before, from that more personal theme to dwell upon the divine provision made in this behalf. With the seventeenth verse of this fourth chapter he enters fully upon that which he has clearly had in view all along, making it evident that this " knowledge in the mystery of Christ" which he had been unfolding, is just intended to make faith more ample, and life more pure and true. It is, perhaps, not too much to say that the theme of the Epistle, and the writer's method in treating it, are both implied in the third and fourth verses of the first chapter: "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ: even as he chose us iu him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before him in love." The three first chapters of the Epistle, and the fourth as far as the seventeenth verse, are an expansion of the doctrinal thought in these two verses; while what follows from the middle of the fourth chapter to the end is devoted to showing how the great motive to holy and blameless conduct in all life's relations, so brought to view, should prompt and rule each Christian believer. As linking, so to speak, these two main divisions of the whole theme, we have what is contained in verses 3-16 in chapter 4. It is there shown that in the gracious provision made, there is adaptation to the peculiar needs of men in this world. When the Redeemer, his ministry and suffering ended, went up on high, leading captivity captive, he received gifts for men. It was included in the functions of...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 753g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236950046
  • 9781236950048