Bible Society Record Volume 27-30

Bible Society Record Volume 27-30

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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: ...perhaps, to that marriage which so shocked his adversaries, and even surprised his friends, that we have come to see a like sacredness in all places and occupations and relationships, rovided we seek in them all to serve God wit pure hearts fervently. These are truisms now which we teach our Sunday scholars, but they were discoveries in Luther's time, and strange as it may seem, our danger lies in the fact that they may come to be neglected just because they are so generally and so un uestionabl accepted. One great advantage t erefore o a commemoration like this is, that it remints the coin which Luther sent into circulation, and brings out into distincter relief the meaning and importance of the things he taught. Would that men heeded this lesson of the hour! for it would be an untold blessing to our city and our land _if the sanctity of homelife were to be generally recognized, and the consecration of business more largely practiced. But if Luther had found all these things for himself in the Scriptures, would the not be as serviceable to others as they ha been to him? Had not all men as good a right to them as he had himself? And could he ever hope to hold his own against his adversaries unless the Bible were put into the hands of the people? Thus naturally was he led up to that which was the grandest work of his life--the translation of the Scriptures into his mother tongue. I see it claimed for the Church of Rome b one of her dignitaries, now on a visit to our and, that she had translated the Scriptures into "the lan uage which was the mother tongue of all peopIe of learnin." But it was the merit of Luther that he rengered them into the common speech of the unleamed. He had able coadjutors in the enterprise: ...
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  • Paperback | 660 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 34mm | 1,161g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123691645X
  • 9781236916457