Christus Redemptor

Christus Redemptor

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... us. But it is not left to inference. Jesus was commissioned to bear this very relation to the world. Pie knew that if He were lifted up He should draw all men unto Him. And how draw all men to Him? Plainly, in sympathy, in imitation, in love. He designed to speak to all ages; to touch all the high and solemn aspirations of unnumbered millions of souls; to win the world to the noble spirit of self-sacrifice; to disinterestedness, and fortitude, and patience; to meekness, and candour, and gentleness, and forgiveness of injuries. This is the heroism of Christianity. In these virtues centres all true glory. This did Jesus mean to illustrate. His purpose was to turn off the eyes of men from the power, pride, ambition, and splendour of the world, to the true grandeur, dignity, and all-sufficing good of love, meekness, and disinterestedness. And how surely have His purposes and predictions been accomplished! A renovating power has gone forth from Him upon the face of the whole civilised world, and is fast spreading itself to the ends of the earth. And one emphatic proof of this is, that the cross--before, the stigma of the vilest crimes, has become the emblem of all spiritual greatness! Rev. Dr. Dewey. Here is the beauty and glory of Christ as a Redeemer and Saviour of lost man, that He goes before--always before--and never behind His flock. He begins with infancy, that He may show a grace for childhood. He is made under the law, and carefully fulfils all righteousness there, that He may sanctify the law to us, and make it honourable. He goes before us in the bearing of temptations, that we may bear them after Him, being tempted in all points like as we are, yet without sin. He taught us forgiveness by forgiving Himself His enemies. He went...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236776941
  • 9781236776945