Companion to the Bible, Intended for Bible Classes

Companion to the Bible, Intended for Bible Classes

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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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ...that church was spoken of throughout all the world, Rom. i. 8. It seetiis jpost probable that some of those " strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes," who received the gospel at Jerusalem, Acts ii. 10. on their return laid the foundation of that flourishing christian society. Paul had for a long time purposed to visit the Roman church, but being prevented, he was inspired to write this epistle for their instruction, exhibiting to them fully the whole gospel economy. The epistle to the Romans is " a writing which, for sublimity and truth of sentiment, for brevity and strength of expression, for regularity in its structure, but above all for the unspeakable importance of the discoveries which it contains, stands unrivalled by any mere human composition, and as far exceeds the most celebrated productions of the learned Greeks and Romans, as the shining of the sun exceeds the twinkling of the stars." Macknight. Clearly to understand this epistle, it will be necessary to consider, 1. The general character of those who composed the Roman church; they consisted partly of converted heathens and partly of Jews, who, with much remaining prejudice, had embraced the gospel of Christ; and that while the Gentile converts claimed equal privileges with the Jewish, they refused to concede these rights, unless the Gentiles would submit to circumcision. 2. The erroneous notions of the Jews concerning justification. Of this they assigned three grounds: 1. The extraordinary piety and merits of their ancestors, and the covenant God had made with those holy men. 2. The knowledge which they had of God through the law of Moses, and their diligent study of that law. 3. The works of the Levitical law, especially sacrifice and circumcision, which were more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236544935
  • 9781236544933