Lectures of the Evidences of Christianity in the Nineteenth Century

Lectures of the Evidences of Christianity in the Nineteenth Century

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... Old Testament to the New. The old system, with all the peculiar laws and institutions pertaining to it, was to give way, and a new system to be introduced--Christianity living to be superinduced upon Judaism dying. The difficulty was how, in a system so unlike, and where one was to expire and the other to rise into life, the one could be made to appear to run into the other. Is Christianity a development of Judaism? Would-men under their own guidance, and without some higher influence, have developed the old system--the Jewish system--the system of the prophets--into Christianity? Not at all. It would have been, under such a guidance, Judaism still; Judaism refined and expanded, Judaism adapted to the whole world, but Judaism still. And yet the New Testament is a development--a filling up--a completion of the system of the Old, and the entire Book--the Bible--is one. It is susceptible of easy proof that one part is the completion or complement of the other, as the two parts of a tally, or as " complementary" colors; not as the Jews would have done it, but as it was intended it should be. There is a scheme commenced. There is an anticipation. There is a progress. There is a completion in the Messiah. There is the unfolding of a plan running in its statements through many centuries; one writer in one age stating one thing, and another in another, as if in one age one artist should have fashioned an arm, and another a leg; one a hand, and another a foot; one the nose, another the lips, another the chin; one the form and size of the head, and another the body; and all at last should have been put together in the form of Minerva or Apollo. The completion of the plan in the New Testament is different from what a Jew would have made, but it is a...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123665739X
  • 9781236657398