The Church of St. James. the Primitive Hebrew Christian Church of Jerusalem; Its History, Character, and Constitution

The Church of St. James. the Primitive Hebrew Christian Church of Jerusalem; Its History, Character, and Constitution

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...throws a peculiar and intense interest over the history of the early Hebrew Church of Jerusalem. And I indulge the hope that this attempt to delineate the history, the character, and the prerogative of that venerable mother of all Churches, may serve to illustrate the glorious predictions of her future pre-eminence. The past is an earnest and type of the future. The book of prophecy was opened by St. Peter, at Jerusalem, on the day of Pentecost, of which we have an instance in the reference to the Book of Joel. It was closed again, as it were for a season, as to the full disclosure of its promised blessings, by that national impenitence and unbelief on account of which Jerusalem was doomed to "be trodden down of the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled." But the day is approaching when the Church of Jerusalem shall rise again, and the voice shall be heard, "Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean. Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion."f Luke xxi. 24. f Isaiah Hi. 1, 2. H ' CHAPTER VI. THE EPISCOPATE OF ST. JAMES. Question whether James, the Brother of our Lord, was the Apostle James, the son of Alphoeus.--Discrepancy of Ancient Authors--Testimony of Scripture seems decisive.--General Opinion of the Church in favour of their Identity His Relationship to our Lord.--His Appointment to the Bishopric of Jerusalem.--Importance of the occasion.--The Character of his Episcopate.--Veneration in which he was held amongst the Jews Testimony of Hegesippus.--Epistle of St. James, ...
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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236603621
  • 9781236603623