The Bible for Young People Volume 6

The Bible for Young People Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...cities such as Pessinus, Tavium, or Ancyra, but in the country. This was the beginning of his labours in this district, which were crowned with remarkable success. Here he met with men of a very different character from any he had yet known. They were not Asiatics, but were Gallic or Celtic colonists who had been settled in the district for three hundred years. Although he was ill, and his sickness seems to have had an offensive character, perhaps consisting in whole or in part in an eruption or inflammation of the eyes, yet he met with an eminently favourable reception. Had he been an angel from heaven, or the Christ in person, he could hardly have been welcomed more. The Galatians would have torn out their very eyes to give him.2 These were fair days in the stormy life of Paul. There were no Jews to listen with amazement and suspicion to his words, or to offer direct resistance. He had only to do with heathens, whom he 1 See pp. 259, 260. 'Galatians iv. 13. 3 Galatians iv. 14, 15. found as simple and open-minded as they were earnest for salvation. So he preached the death of Jesus on the cross to them, as the only means of salvation, and preached so clearly and powerfully that he seemed to set it before their very eyes; and they joyfully accepted the faith that was to justify them in the sight of God. Signs that their spiritual nature was thoroughly roused soon followed. Spiritual blessings were multiplied upon them; they glowed with zeal for the truth, and strove to live pure lives, in order that when the Christ returned he might receive them into the kingdom of God.1 Before Paul left Galatia he had founded a number of communities of heathen converts, small, but rich in promise, won heart and soul for his gospel, and deeply attached to him...
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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 318g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
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  • 9781236554536