The Genius of Christ; A Study of Jesus Christ as a Man of Genius

The Genius of Christ; A Study of Jesus Christ as a Man of Genius

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...of taxes. Out of such material, he made men whose names are forever memorable in human history--writers of Gospels, of Epistles, of the Revelation; saints and martyrs and heroes; great preachers, healers, missionaries. One of them he called Peter, the Rock; two he surnamed Sons of Thunder; one was called Simon the Zealot. One, alas, had a flaw in the stuff; and Judas Iscarios. is forever Judas the Traitor. In the artistry or character, the perverse human will can thwart even the divine purpose. How inevitably, too, character is destiny. Judas, admitted to heaven and the companionship of his master and his fellow apostles, would slink away with downcast eyes from the hell of those recognizing glances. One who never saw Christ in the flesh is yet to be numbered among the very greatest apostles. A large part of the New Testament was written by his hand. No man ever more than he felt the transforming influence of Christ. That influence is measured by the difference between Saul the persecutor and Paul the Apostle. The case of Paul is unique. A man of power and ability, he felt that he was doing God service by persecuting the Christians even unto the death. On the road to Damascus, "suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven," and he "heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?" The sudden transformation is indicated by his response: "Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?" The great life which followed was full of labors and perils and sufferings and achievements for the Christian faith. Among all the saints, there is none greater than he who was once "breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord." Christ has never ceased to be a real presence...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236548744
  • 9781236548740