The Brother Born for Adversity or the Similarity of the Saviour's Sorrows and Sufferings to Those of His Followers

The Brother Born for Adversity or the Similarity of the Saviour's Sorrows and Sufferings to Those of His Followers

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...head, Once lay in the dark tomb, And by his presence has it made A place of sweet perfume. It is hoped that the effect of this endeavour to trace out the remarkable similarity which exists between the experiences of Jesus when on earth, and the experiences of his people now, will be to produce a deep and lasting conviction on the mind of the reader, --that a wondrous and most blessed similarity does exist between the experiences of Jesus in the days of his flesh, and those of his disciples in all ages and in all nations. The character of the Saviour is often bat imperfectly comprehended even by his own most devoted disciples. We are all too apt to dwell on particular aspects of his character, either to the exclusion of other features in it, or to their partial oversight. This ought not to be. We should ever look at Jesus in all his offices, and meditate on all that he felt, and suffered, and did when on earth. While the believer ought never to withdraw his eye from Christ as an atoning sacrifice, nor from his perfect obedience and his holy example as our great pattern, he ought not to forget that we are called to keep him ever before our minds as our Elder Brother--as "the Brother Boen Foe Adveesity,"--as the "Friend that sticketh closer than a brother,"--as our faithful, merciful, and sympathising High Priest, having, in order that he might be in a position to sustain the character, been made in " all things like unto his brethren." "All things?" How unutterably precious the word "all." The Christian would not have it struck out from the passage in which it is found, for ten thousand worlds. How sweet to think that there is no position, no class of circumstances in which the believer can...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236814630
  • 9781236814630