The Barren Fig-Tree, Or, the Doom and Downfall of the Fruitless Professor

The Barren Fig-Tree, Or, the Doom and Downfall of the Fruitless Professor

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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. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ...by his mother's side, for he was reckoned from her, the son of Hagar, 'the son of the bond-woman. Now she came ofl' the Egyptians; Gen. xxi. 9. So that he was gathered when'he died, notwithstanding his profession, to the place that Pharaoh and his host were gathered to, who were drowned in the Red Sea; these were his people, and he was of them, 1fo1h by nature and disposition, by Peraecuting as they did. But now, when 'lid the day of grace end with this man? THE BARREN rro-Tams. 93 Observe, and I will show you. Ishmael was thirteen years old when he was circumcised, and then was Abraham ninety years old and nine, Gen. xvii. 24--26. The next year lsaac was born, so that Ishmael was now fourteen years of age. Now when Isaac was weaned (supposed he sucked four years, ) by that account, the day of grace must be ended with Ishmael, by that time he was eighteen years old, Gen. xxv. 12, &c. For that day he mocked, that day it was said Ca-st him' out, and of that casting out, the apostle makes what I have said. Beware ye young barren professors. Now Ishmael lived it hundred and nineteen years after this, in great honor with men. He also begat twelve princes, 'even after his day of gr'ce was past. 3. I shall instance Esau, Gen.xxv. 27, &c. Esau also was a professor, he was born un1o Isaac, and circumcised according to the custom. But Esau was a. gamesome prvfi-'ssor, a huntsman, a. man of the field; also he was wedded to his lusts, which he did also venture to keep, rather than the birthright. Well, upon a day when he came from hunting, and was faint, he sold his birthright to Jacob, his brother. Now the birthright, in those 'days, had the promise and blessing annexed ' to it. Yea, ...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236861442
  • 9781236861443