A Commentary on the Old and New Testament; In Which the Sacred Text Is Illustrated with Copious Notes, Theological, Historical, and Critical Volume 2

A Commentary on the Old and New Testament; In Which the Sacred Text Is Illustrated with Copious Notes, Theological, Historical, and Critical Volume 2

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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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...God, so ' he and the Father are one.' "That the Jews understood him in this sense I am sure, because they took up stones, at each of these sayings, to stone him as a blasphemer, because he made himself 'equal with God.' If these expressions were not to be understood in the sense in which they took them, he would certainly have undeceived them, and made it known that he was not God in the sense they understood him, but that he was only a god by deputation, according to the wild notions of the Socinians. But he spake the truth, and the Jews understood him right, that he was the eternal God, equal with the Father, the very same God who was dignified by that sacred name, I Am; and he hath never undeceived either them or us to this day. Instead of this, he hath used many expressions to countenance and encourage this notion of him; and therefore, if I act like a reasonable man, I am under a necessity, either of giving my assent to this, or of utterly rejecting him as an impostor. Now, had he been an impostor, God, who showed himself always very jealous of his honour, would never have confirmed this doctrine of his with such repeated testimonies. "If we suppose him to be only a messenger come from God, and a mere man, who spake only by his Spirit and commission, he would never have used such expressions as must naturally be misunderstood, and lead thousands into the gross sin of idolatry, which of all others is most detestable to God. Moses was not suffered to enter into the land of Canaan for a much less suspicious expression, and in the heat of passion too: Num. xx. 10, 'Must we fetch you water out of this rock V This was a vain-glorious insinuation, that he and Aaron wrought that miracle by their own immediate power and efficacy. This comes...show more

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  • Paperback | 648 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,139g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236553551
  • 9781236553553