Church Lamps S. John Chrysostom

Church Lamps S. John Chrysostom

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... think of the heavenly host, they will seem viler even than earth-worms, and their good word of not so much substance as a cobweb, or smoke, or a dream. Hear, at least, how Paul, who had looked into these things thoroughly, is so far from seeking after them that he even deprecates them, in the words: 'But God forbid that I should glory, save in the Cross of Christ.'--On Rom. Horn. 17. XXXIX. 'T) RESENT your bodies a living sacrifice.' And how, it may be said, is the body to become a sacrifice? Let the eye look upon no evil thing, and it has become a sacrifice; let thy tongue utter nothing base, and it has become an offering; let thy hand do no unlawful deed, and it has become a whole burnt offering. Or rather, this is not enough; but we must have good works also. Let the hand do alms, the mouth bless those that insult one, and the ear be always at leisure for lessons of Scripture. For sacrifice allows of no unclean thing; sacrifice is the firstfruits of all other actions. Let us then, from our hands, and feet, and mouth, and all our other members, yield first-fruits unto God. Such a sacrifice is well pleasing, as that of the Jews was even unclean; for their sacrifices, says the prophet, are unto ther n as the bread of rnourning. Not so ours. The one presented the thing sacrificed dead; this makes the thing sacrificed to be living. For when we have mortified our members, then we shall be able to live. For the law of this sacrifice is new; and so the nature of the fire is marvellous, for it needs no wood or fuel under it: but our fire lives of itself, and does not burn up the victim, but rather quickens it. This was the sacrifice that God sought of old. Wherefore also the prophet says, 'The sacrifice of God is a broken spirit.' And the...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236753003
  • 9781236753007