The Improvement Era Volume 9

The Improvement Era Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...and physical activities as to preserve the health of both mind and body, and bring all the powers of both into cooperation for the attainment of worthy ends. Then, whatever a man's vocation may be, he can put into it this strength, vigor, and efficiency in thought and action. A little study of the principles underlying any of these activities will show that they offer almost unlimited opportunities in the acquirement and in the application of knowledge gained through both reading and observation. This sort of mental activity has double value, in that it involves the immediate Yapplication of knowledge, whereby it becomes vital and powerful; and the habit thus formed, of engaging systematically in some useful labor, is _ one of the most important factors in the formation of character. Salt Lake City, Utah. The Pharisees sent their disciples to Jesus to ask the ques--tion, "Is it lawful to pay tribute unto Caesar?" hoping to draw some expression from him that might help them to sustain their charge against him of disloyalty to the Roman government. But they were disappointed, for he acknowledged the right of Caesar, saying, "render therefore unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." ' When John the Baptist came preaching "the kingdom of ' heaven is at hand," and told of the coming Messiah, the Jews, chafing under the Gentile yoke, tired of paying tribute, and anxious to regain their national existence, were ready to receive a Messiah who should come as a temporal deliverer. They had no conception of the nature of the mission of the Savior, and even his disciples, who followed him through all his ministry, ' never understood him, for...
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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 644g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123695016X
  • 9781236950161