The Final Passover; The Upper Chamber, 1895 Volume 1
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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...he was come Into the temple, the chief prierts and the elders of the people came unto him as he waa teaching, and said. By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?--St. Matt. xxi. S3-27. And they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests. and the scribes, and the eldersi and they said unto him, By what authority doest thou these things? or who gave thee this authority to do these things?--St. Murk xi. 27-33. And it came to pass, on one of the days, as he was teaching the people in the temple, and preaching the gospel, there came upon him the chief priests and the scribes with the eldersi and they spake, saying unto him, Tell us: By what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?--St. Luke xx. 1-8. 1. The Character Of Christ's Authority. The people had assembled early on the Tuesday morning to hear Jesus, when He returned from spending the night at Bethany. The ruling party, stupefied by the glorious procession on Palm Sunday, were altogether stunned when He boldly cleansed the Temple on the Monday, and took up His authoritative position as Teacher and Lord therein. Probably they had held consultations as to what they should do if Jesus were persistent in the same method of asserting His rights. The time for secrecy was gone. They must take overt measures to get rid of Him, or yield the Temple up to His control. Now, therefore, upon the Tuesday, we find successive detachments representing various sections of the community meeting Him with their own appropriate difficulties. They find Him walking about amidst the throrgs in the Temple Court and teaching. The high priests, the scribes, and the elders came up to Him. Their...
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