Christian Faith and Life Volume 15

Christian Faith and Life Volume 15

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: connection with Matthew's dominant purpose to lead the Jew to accept Jesus as the Messiah and to secure salvation through Him. It will be found by detailed study that every one of the 42 parts is introduced by Matthew just because of this Jewish Aim. and is fully explained by that alone. The first verse contains the very words to which the Jew with his prejudices against Jesus could most easily be induced to listen. It linked Jesus instantly--in a sentence finished before the Jew could turn away--with all the Jewish Hopes in the Abrahamic Covenant and the Daviclic Kingdom. The genealogy, giving--not the divine origin, traced back, by the line of natural descent through Mary and Nathan, to 'Sec "Why Four Gospels?" David and Abraham and Adam to God, as Luke gives it (ch. iii. 23-28) for the Greek, the universal man, but--the Cove nant Descent, traced down from Abraham, and the Royal Descent from David through Solomon and through Joseph the legal heir io the Throne of Messiah, and proving that Jesus had the Descent of the Messianic King by referring the Jew to his recognized national and public records, --all this was just suited to fasten the awakened attention of the Jew by its challenging appeal to authority that he did not dare to repudiate. Passing over His Divine Origin and Human Birth, the Virgin Birth, as found in the last half of chapter first, so manifestly for the Jew, a careful study of Chapter ii. will show that it is all introduced by Matthew alone and for the sole purpose of showing by an appeal to Jewish records and history that Jesus had the Birthplace of Messiah, namely Bethlehem, and not Nazareth, as many thought, but which was only an obscure place providentially chosen for His early home and...
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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236845722
  • 9781236845726