Good Friday a Chronological Mistake; Or, the Real History of Our Lord's Burial Recovered

Good Friday a Chronological Mistake; Or, the Real History of Our Lord's Burial Recovered

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...forsaken Me?" and to suppose that at the same time he added, " I thirst," is to entirely misunderstand the circumstances. Moreover, the motive of the soldiers in offering the vinegar was different in both cases. In the one it was the cry, " Eli, Eli," that made them think that He was calling for Elias; and while one soldier ran to fill a sponge with vinegar, another interfered to prevent him, in order to see whether Elias would come. In the other incident there seems to have been perfect calmness and composure on the part of the sufferer, and with a desire to fulfil the Scripture rather than to relieve His sufferings, He said " I thirst." There is this difference also, that on the second occasion we know that He took the vinegar, whereas on the first we do not know either that the sponge reached His mouth or that our Lord received it. In fact, His state was such that it is by no means likely that He would avail himself of the offered refreshment even though the other soldiers had not interfered to prevent it. We cannot therefore regard the incidents as the same, nor is there now any reason for our doing so. D There are several indications in Scripture, however, that lead us to believe that our Lord did not die under the hiding of His Father's face, but that there must have been an interval of joy and triumph before commending His spirit into His Father's hand. Not only was there time enough, but even in the sayings themselves we can observe a difference in the frame of His mind. Nothing can be more dreadful than the agony of soul expressed in these awful words, " My God! my God! why hast Thou forsaken Me?" How very unlike the calm complacency indicated in these words: " After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123667104X
  • 9781236671042