The Berean Volume 1

The Berean Volume 1

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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. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ministry; and so confirmatory of the truth of the apostolic declaration already quoted, that " God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, and the weak things of the world to confound the mighty, -" but permit me to call your attention for a moment to the many passages of Scripture, which con 't Moeheirh, says, ii tain a direct or implied prohibition. and ex! clusion of 'an educated, hircling priesthood, lfrom the 'exercise of the functions of the Christian ministry. The apostle Paul in writing to the Corinthians, did forbid their women to disturb the solemnity of religious Worship, by speaking or asking questions in the congregation; as was the manner or custom of men in the "Jewish synagog-ues;' and from this you have presumed, by a forced and unwarranted construction, to exclude ull women from the ministry, thereby limiting the Holy One in the choice of instruments to accomplish His blessed purpose towards the human family!!--But our Saviour with all his apostles, have held forth a language, and pursued a line of practice, which, as it regards _1/muiselves, (1 mean educated, hireling ministers, ) cannot be mistaken; and which argues great blindness not to perceive. When our Lord thanks His Father for hiding the things that belong to His kingdom and His ministry, "from the wise and prudent," His language 'to you is, "I suffer you not to preach in the cluirch." When he passes by the scribe and pharisee, the priest and the Levite, and says to the ignorant, but honest, and simple hearted fishermen of Gallilee, "Follow me;" his plain language toyou is, "Get ye behind me; ye are an offence unto me, for ye savour not the things more

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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236802551
  • 9781236802552