The Bibliotheca Sacra and Biblical Repository Volume 18, No. 70

The Bibliotheca Sacra and Biblical Repository Volume 18, No. 70

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...inasmuch as the worship of God was to be spiritual and universal, and not ceremonial and local. This utterance of Christ is the more pertinent to the question as to the ecclesiastical supremacy of Jerusalem in the time of the church's prosperity, from the fact that it was his manifest purpose to pronounce a general dispensation from all obligation, both then and thereafter, to resort to Jerusalem to render acceptable worship to God. Forms and ceremonies, apart from such as are required for orderly religious worship, were no longer to be substituted for that true spiritual devotion which has its seat in the renewed and sanctified heart. The Mount Zion of J udea, at the fiat of its King, from that moment, ceased to tower above other eminences as the sacred hill of God (Ps. 68:15); and the mountain of the Lord's house, which was to be established in the tops of the mountains, and exalted above the hills, and into which all nations were to flow (Isa. 2: 2; Mic. 4: 1), was to be henceforth the spiritual Zion, the church of the living God, gathered from among men, according to the terms and promise of the new covenant (Heb. 12: 22-24)... Our Lord avowed to Pilate thatjiis kingdom was not of this world (John 18: 36); that is, it was not of human origin, had its seat in no regal city of the earth, was not supported by standing armies, nor graced with the appendages and ornaments of earthly royalty. It was spiritual and not temporal, heavenly and not earthly. This declaration of our Lord is at utter variance with his enthronement as a temporal sovereign at Jerusalem, and the personal homage to be annually rendered him by all the families of the earth in the city of his royal abode. The point upon which he insisted most strongly, in the...
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  • English
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