The Gospel in Isaiah; Illustrated in a Series of Expositions, Topical and Practical Founded Upon the Sixth Chapter

The Gospel in Isaiah; Illustrated in a Series of Expositions, Topical and Practical Founded Upon the Sixth Chapter

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...servitor to conduct the admitted pilgrims to the choice of chambers for rest. Christ Jesus alone has such servants, for the Father's mansion is his. CHAPTER XVI. THE TOUCH OF GRACE. "And said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips."--Isaiah vi: f. It is unmistakably a relief that the seraph brings from the altar for this prostrate prophet; but we observe he has to grasp the glowing coal in the tongs. A very commonplace question, to be sure, but it is likely that most people would be tempted to ask it: If this ember taken from the flame is too hot for him to hold in his fingers, is Isaiah going to let him press it down upon his lips? Would not that give the pain which fire usually gives? Just what good would there be in that? And furthermore, I think it fair simply to mention another interpretation of this passage. It does not seem to be any better than the one ordinarily accepted; but latterly a wider recognition has been accorded to it among commentators. Arabs in the East are accustomed now to call those oven stones, with which they bake their thin cakes of rye and wheaten meal, by the very name here translated " coal." So some say that what the seraph took from the altar was a hot stone, such as often might be found lying in the place of fire. We wonder what would be gained by such a substitution; for evidently the signification is much the same. It is the sacrifice that constitutes the very essence of atonement, not the blocks of the hearth or pavement on which it was offered. Still, it must be admitted that an appeal of more force is addressed to one's imagination when we picture this glowing stone in the tongs approaching the bared lips of the penitent prophet. But was the intention of the messenger from God to make the penitent...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236549376
  • 9781236549372