God's Living Oracles

God's Living Oracles

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...we can trace in a large part of the Old Testament, these typical characters and offices, events and sayings, rites and ceremonies. What pertains specially to the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ, constitutes, in itself, a body of testimony deserving special notice; but at present we notice some of the forecasts, found in these ancient types and parables, or, as they are called in one place, allegories--that is, without denying their historical value as facts, hinting that, beneath the historical facts, lies another and deeper meaning, to be unfolded. For instance, the epistle refers to certain typical characters and offices. In the first few chapters we have four such typical personages: (i) Adam, (2) Moses, (3) Aaron, (4) Melchisedec. Adam forecasts Christ as the Second Man, the Last Adam. Adam was created a prophet, by immediate intuition to know the will of God; a priest, having the right to stand before God in specially intimate relationship; and a king, having the sceptre of Galatians v: 24 oXXijyopou/ixei'a. dominion over the visible creation; so that he embodied in himself these three parallel functions. When he fell, he ceased to be a prophet, and needed a teacher; he ceased to be a priest, and needed a mediator; he ceased to be a king, and needed a sovereign to reign over him and regain for him his lost sceptre. All this the Seed of the woman was to accomplish. He was to be God's Prophet to men, to teach God's will; the High Priest, to represent man before God; and the King, to rule man and eventually bring all things in subjection under His feet. This three-fold character of Christ as the Last Adam is further anticipated and forecast in the three great characters of the Old Testament that follow--Moses, Aaron and Melchisedec. In...
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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 184 x 240 x 4mm | 117.93g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236564588
  • 9781236564580