Jesus as a Controversialist

Jesus as a Controversialist

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...the temple service; hence the prohibition of labor on the Sabbath was not universal; and so it does not include what my disciples have just done. (3.) One greater than the temple is here; that is, the service that my disciples are rendering me is greater than the functions performed by the priests in the temple. If the priests are justifiable, much more are my disciples. (4.) You Pharisees do not know the meaning of Hosea, "I desire mercy and not sacrifice." Mercy toward my hungering disciples is more acceptable to God than sacrifies at the altar. Had you known this, you would not have condemned these guiltless men. (5.) "The Son of man is lord of the Sabbath;" that is, my divine authority reaches even to this sacred day, and my disciples are to observe it under my direction. Such was our Lord's answer in this instance--clear, logical and conclusive. In passing, it may be well to note that Jesus here assumes the same omnipotent prerogative that was exercised at Mount Sinai in giving the decalogue. This incident in the field was followed soon afterward on another Sabbath by the healing of the withered hand of a man in the synagogue. Taught a lesson in prudence by the preceding argument of Jesus, the Pharisees now approach him by a question, as if seeking information, but in truth that they might accuse him: "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath day?" Jesus again replied, ad hominem. "What man shall there be of you, that shall have one sheep, and if this fall into a pit on the Sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? How much, then, is a man of more value than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath day." Such acts are not excusable violations of law--they are lawful....show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236789865
  • 9781236789860