The Founder of Christianity and His Religion, an Intr. to the New Testament [Signed J.M.]

The Founder of Christianity and His Religion, an Intr. to the New Testament [Signed J.M.]

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... house, dragging men and women to prison. The chief priests hoped in this way to root out Christianity, but the means employed only caused it to spread more widely. The Gospel was first to be preached in Jerusalem; afterwards it was to be proclaimed among all nations. Hitherto the disciples had clustered too much about Jerusalem; persecution scattered them, and wherever they went, they made known the word. Philip, one of the seven, went to a city of Samaria, where he preached Christ, and wrought many miracles. Numbers believed, and there was great joy in the city. A man, called Simon, a sorcerer, or magician, had great influence among the people. They thought that he could do wonders by means of his charms, although he was only a cunning juggler. After seeing miracles wrought by Philip, Simon was baptized, like many others before him. The apostles remained in Jerusalem. On hearing that so many in Samaria had received the word, they sent to them Peter and John. The apostles laid their hands on the new converts, who received the Holy Ghost in answer to their prayers. When Simon saw this, he offered money to the apostles to secure the power of imparting the Holy Ghost. Peter told him that his heart was not right in God's sight, and urged him to repent, as he was still in his sins. The apostles preached in several Samaritan villages, and afterwards returned to Jerusalem. Acts viii. 1-25. Philip and the Eunuch--The offer of the Gospel to the Samaritans was a widening of the message which had hitherto been confined to the Jews. It was followed by another occurrence in the same direction. Philip, who had been the chief agent in the movement in Samaria, was directed by an angel to go south, by the road through the desert from Jerusalem to Gaza. A more

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