Bible Misreadings

Bible Misreadings

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...called to the great stones of the temple in Jerusalem, he said, "Destroy this temple," meaning his own body. 16:19, 18:18.--" Whatsoever thou shalt lopse on earth shall be loosed in heaven." The Romish priest rests upon such words his own authority, and more especially that of Peter and his alleged successors, to forgive sins. The Protestant finds in them authority merely to declare God's pardon. The Scripture meaning of "bind" in this case is "forbid, declare unlawful, refuse," and that of "loose" is the opposite of these. The Greek word, "lelumenon," here rendered, "shall be loosed," strictly means, " shall be that which has been loosed," making the sense of the original to be, " Whatsoever thou shalt declare to be lawful is that which God has declared to be lawful." So that, instead of the so-called pontiff or priest wielding divine power, the Greek plainly implies that he can only declare what God has already done under certain fixed conditions; and it gives no countenance to the arrogant assumption that a sinner can have delegated to him such power. 16:23.--" Get thee behind me, Satan." As addressed to the impulsive apostle these words seem like railing. It is conjectured that they are, directly or indirectly, addressed to Satan himself as prompting Peter. The difficulty is removed, however, by regarding the word "satan" here as an appellative, as used by the Jews, expressing, as it does in the Hebrew, Syriac, and Greek, "thou adversary," descriptive of Peter at the time, and not as a proper name applied to Satan because he is the great adversary of both God and man. Had Peter been the first pope, as Popery more

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