An Essay on the Character and Practical Writings of St. Paul

An Essay on the Character and Practical Writings of St. Paul

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...judges, he would not submit to be condemned illegally by the Jews. When he appealed to Caesar, he des clared, with a dignified firmness becoming his character, that though he refused not to die, he would be tried by the rightful judicature. If it be objected, that, in a single instance, he sharply rebuked Ananias for violating the law, by commanding him to be punished unjustly; he immediately cleared himself from the charge of contumacy, by declaring, " he knew not that it was the High Priest;" and instantly took occasion to extract a maxim of obedience from his own error; and, to render it more impressive, sanctioned it by scriptural authority. " It is written, thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people."'l It must have been obvious to his Pagan judges, that he never interfered with their rights, or even animadverted on their corruptions. His real crime in their eyes, was, not his intermeddling with government, but his converting the people. It was by exposing the:2"P"s;"2" are Per: xi '"A: .%" John, xiii. 1. ' Acts, xiii. ezrzosoug no 0 eworszppe a ein e the magistrates; and they were irritated, not so much as civil governors, as guardians of their religion. He knew the consequences of his persevering fidelity, and, lilllie a true servant of the true God, never shrunk from t em. To complete the character of his respect to authorities, he sanctifies loyalty, by connecting it with piety. l h th 13' h f h E h xignsffpltlizty telfroiilgtlloute hni: wepi: co(ji: ilo jl1ll'l';dlCl3)lOeI;, " prayers, intercession, and giving of thanks be made for kings, and all in authority;---and adds, as a natural consequence of the obligation arising from the more

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