The Bible and Modern Thought

The Bible and Modern Thought

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...Providence, not by a reference to worldly empires, but to the series of these Divine revelations, as if they formed the true key to all history. First came the Law, then the Prophets, the sequel of the Law; and, last and greatest of these, the Baptist; then the first days of the kingdom of heaven. The words imply a series of Divine messengers, completed by Christ himself, the great Messenger of the Covenant, with whom a new era of light was to begin. The close of the chapter alludes to the history, in Genesis, of the overthrow of Sodom, and bears a solemn testimony to its historical truth. b. Matt. xii, 3, 7: "Have ye never read what David did when he was a hungered, and they that were with him?... But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless." The appeal is here made to a simple history in the first book of Samuel; from which, compared with the words of Hosea, an inference is drawn that the act of his disciples was quite lawful. But there is also a reference to the law of Moses with regard to the tabernacle or temple service of the priests. Thus we have, in this one passage, a threefold testimony of Christ that the Old-Testament history is trustworthy in its facts, and a Divine record from which moral inferences n.ay be safely and certainly drawn; that the minor prophets are inspired Scripture, in which the separate clauses are the words of God; and that the Law, as a whole, including, evidently, the whole Pentateuch, was worthy of full confidence, so that an appeal might be safely made to ita implied facts, no less than to its direct statements, as a basis for moral and religious reasoning. 7. In Matt. xiii, 13-17, our Lord explains to his disciples the reason why...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236668170
  • 9781236668172