The Humanity of the Christ; And Other Essays

The Humanity of the Christ; And Other Essays

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... in the synoptical Gospels and elsewhere, relating to the ascension of the Redeemer. And first of all, to quote the language of Prof. Johann Gottfried Kinkel, of the University of Bonn, in his Theologische Studien und Kritiken, "We must presuppose... that the notices which the New Testament furnishes us on the ascension of Christ, in respect to the time, place, and circumstances, are wholly inconsistent with each other." (Heidelberg, Vol. XIV, 1841, translated by Prof. B. B. Edwards, Andover, in Bibliotheca Sacra, Vol. I, No. I, 1844.) Brethren, there is not a shred of internal evidence that Luke XXIV is not absolutely continuous! And no other argument has ever been produced, to prove that there was an interval of forty days between the main part of the chapter and the four closing verses. Had it not been for the fact that scholars were somehow or other possessed with the idea, that there could have been only one ascension, no one might ever have tried to break up the historic continuity of the evangelist's account of the transactions of the first Lord's Day. As to the place whence He ascended, we read in verses 50 and 51, "And he led them out until they were over against Bethany: and He lifted up His hands, and blessed them. And it came to pass, while He blessed them, He parted from them, and was carried up into heaven." How far were they from Jerusalem? "About fifteen furlongs off," as John XI: i8 informs us. In Acts I: i2 the same writer, i. e., Luke, declares that the apostles returned from the place where they had seen their Lord ascend, viz., "From the mount called Olivet, which is nigh unto Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey off," five, or possibly, six, furlongs distant. Let those who will, try to...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236645200
  • 9781236645203