The Gospels; With Moral Reflections on Each Verse Volume 2

The Gospels; With Moral Reflections on Each Verse Volume 2

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...this woman by his manifestation of himself unto her. The abuse of the Scriptures, and the rise of heresies, did not proceed from the simplicity of women, but from the conceited learning of men. The more religion and piety any persons have, the more right have they to feed on the word of God, and on his truths. SECT. II.--THE WILL OP GOD THE FOOD OF THE SOUL.--THE PROPHETS SOWED, THE APOSTLES REAP.--THE FAITH OF THE SAMARITANS. 27. fl And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her? Christ conversed but very little with women, since his dis ciples marvel at his doing it: this affords an example of great weight for the clergy. We must not immediately sensure good men, though they seem to us to do something contrary to decency. We run no risk at all in suspending our judgment, and waiting until some further discovery may be made; but we hazard a great deal when we expose ourselves to the violation of justice and charity by a rash and precipitate judgment. 28. The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, 29. Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ? 30. Then they went out of the city, and came unto him. Wonderful effect this, of one word of our blessed Saviour upon the heart of a woman who becomes the apostle of her country! He must needs have spoken to other ears than those of the body, since he has a greater influence on her heart than she has herself, insomuch that she forgets every thing through her great haste to carry tidings of him to her countrymen. Let us learn of her that, in order to give ourselves up to God, it is necessary we should forget temporal things, more

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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236648714
  • 9781236648716