Christian Faith and Life Volume 3, No. 3

Christian Faith and Life Volume 3, No. 3

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations. And ye are witnesses of these things." In this commission, the item: "Thus it is zvritten," is co-ordinate with all the items that follow. As remission of sins cannot be preached according to the commission, without preaching the death of Christ and his resurrection, so it cannot be preached that Christ died for the remission of sins without preaching that he died according to the Scriptures. The apostles were faithful to this commission. All that has been already considered is evidence of this; for the evangelists were witnessing in this way when they recorded what Jesus himself taught. As additional example of how John preached it, read Jno. xix. 24, 36, 37. Peter preached it Acts iii. 18. "But those things which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prephets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled." And compare 1 Pet. i. 11. The first company of believers in Jerusalem received this truth with joy, and were made bold by it to endure persecution. In Acts iv. 24-30 it is recorded how, when Peter and John joined them after the threatenings of the rulers, elders and scribes, they praised God, and referring to Ps. ii. 1, 2, continued: "For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, for to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done." And compare Mt. xxvii. 35, "That it might be fulfilled.... cast lots," and Mar. xv. 28. "And the scripture.... transgressors;" which, if not genuine texts, are very early glosses that witness how prevalent was the belief that...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236569237
  • 9781236569233