Epistles of Saint John

Epistles of Saint John

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...of paying interest, tribute, taxes. And this is supported by 'for us' (ti1rep-iyeev), i.e. 'on our behalf'. But 'I lay down My life that I may take it again' (John x. 17, 18), and ' layeth aside His garments' (xiii. 4; comp. xiii. 12), are in favour of the latter: they are quite against the rendering ' He pledged His life'. The phrase 'to lay down one's life' is peculiar to S. John (x. II, r5, 17, xiii. 37, 38, xv. 13). In Greek the pronoun (exeivos as in ii. 6 and iii. 7) marks more plainly than in English 2uho laid down His life: but S. John's' readers had no need to be told. _ and we ought The 'we' is emphatic: this on our side is a Chris11a1'1's du1y; he ' ought himself also to walk even as He walked' (ii. 6)The argument seems to shew that though 'the brethren' specially means believers, yet heathen are not to be excluded. Christ laid down His life not for Christians only, ' but also fir the whale world' (ii. 2). Christians must imitate Him in this: their love must be (1) practical, (2l absolutely self-sacrificing, (3) all-embracing. 'God commendeth His own love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Rom. v. S). T ertullian quotes this dictum of the Apostle in urging the duty of martyrdom: "If he teaches that we must die for the bre thren, how much more for the Lord" (Scorp. xii.). Comp. Prov. xxivii. See on iv. 18. hath this world's good, and seeth his brother hath need, and shutteth up his bowels of t01/1_passian from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236769725