Conversations of Jesus Christ with Representative Men

Conversations of Jesus Christ with Representative Men

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...that most impressive discourse which passes by the name of "The Sermon on the Mount," which presents to us Christianity in the form of " Judaism spiritualized and transfigured; and so is the transition from the law to the gospel." No sooner had Christ reached Capernaum Neander. itself, than his aid was besought in behalf of a sufferer. It seems that there resided at this post a detachment of the Roman army, under command of a centurion. He was of course a Gentile. There is no proof that he was a proselyte to the Jewish religion. If he had been, the fact doubtless would have been mentioned by his Jewish friends and neighbors as a special claim upon the kindness of Christ. The faith which he exhibits appears the more extraordinary because of his heathen origin and education, being in contrast with that which might reasonably have been expected from "theocratic Israel." And this man, who appears to have been remarkably humane and liberal, had a servant to whom he was greatly attached, and-who was now grievously ill--paralyzed as to power of motion, yet exceedingly sensitive to pain. Hearing that Christ had returned to Capernaum, the centurion sent to him with the utmost confidence that he should receive assistance and relief in this hour of extremity. What had led him to this confidence we do not know. Undoubtedly he had heard of the fame of Christ. Perhaps, nothing more probable, he was tie neighbor of that nobleman whose son, at the word of Christ, had been healed here at Capernaum. It will be remembered that, during our Lord's first general ministry in Galilee, when he was at Cana, a man belonging to the court of Herod Antipas came to him and begged him to go down to Capernaum, where his son was lying dangerously...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236612787
  • 9781236612786