The Hidden Wisdom of Christ and the Key of Knowledge; Or, History of the Apocrypha Volume 1

The Hidden Wisdom of Christ and the Key of Knowledge; Or, History of the Apocrypha Volume 1

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...death was the perfect manifestation of righteousness by faith. Among the deeds of the law thus abolished was the slaying of the paschal Chap. lamb on the 14th Nisan, whereby atonement by blood; and not by righteousness was understood to be typified. 'The life (or rather " the soul") of the flesh is in the blood, ' The blood and God has given it to Israel upon the altar ' to make an na atonement' for their souls; 'for it is the blood (that is "the soul of the flesh ") that maketh an atonement for the soul.'1 In order to put an end to these yearly atonements by blood prescribed by the law, Christ became 'our passover.' In all ages righteous men had made propitiations by forsaking unrighteousness and by keeping the law.2 God had received their souls as a complete offering and propitiation. Such individual atonements through righteousness had been made by faith and not by the deeds of the law. They consisted in ' faith which worketh by love;' not in 'burnt offerings or sacrifices, ' but in giving heed to the Divine promise, that with God 'there is plenteous redemption;' 3 they were regulated by the time-hallowed maxim, that 'to forsake unrighteousness is a propitiation, ' and that God is not 'pacified for sin by sacrifices.'4 Of Samuel it is written in the pre-Christian Apocrypha, that 'after death... he lifted up his voice from the earth in prophecy, to blot out the wickedness of the people.'5 It was righteousness and not 'righteous blood' which did atone for sin, according to the hidden or reformed doctrine of the Israelites, the promulgation of which was strictly forbidden in Palestine. Here the atonement by the blood of the yearly slain paschal lamb would be implicitly believed, in accordance with.the literal sense of the passage...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236595815
  • 9781236595812