The Finger of God

The Finger of God

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...present state of the Jews, the expectations that we cherish, and the progress that is made in enlightening them, deserve attention. First of all, I will look at the evidences of a movement in connexion with them from certain civil occurrences; and, secondly, at the proofs of a movement evidently from the finger of God in relation to their spiritual condition. In their civil relations (I am not pronouncing whether it be right or wrong) there is indicated returning favour of the nations to a people they have persecuted, oppressed, plundered. I am not stating whether that movement be right or wrong, but simply that as a movement it is the evidence to me of returning favour to a people who heretofore have been the objects of their hatred and their proscription. The very first proclamation that the Jews had rights at all was made by Napoleon the First; and in Turkey, Arabia, Algiers, Prussia, Austria, and Germany, what they believed to be their civil rights have been restored to them. In this country they are at least tolerated; and the question of the day is their condition with reference to the civil constitution of the land. In only one country, Italy, are they literally persecuted, treated like swine, driven to a miserable Ghetto, out of which, except at certain hours, they are not permitted to show themselves at all. Now, except at the seat of a system which is tolerant nowhere, we find the Jews in favour amongst the nations of the earth in a manner unprecedented in their previous annals. This is a foreshadow of their deliverance, a proof that the set time to favour them, in the language of the 102d Psalm, is coming. In reference to their spiritual condition, we find that the best supported Missionary Societies are those which have taken...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236940644
  • 9781236940643