Lectures on the History of St. Paul and St. Peter

Lectures on the History of St. Paul and St. Peter

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...converts, " Ye observe days and months, and times and years: " the new moons, and festivals, and sabbatical years of the Jews: and he immediately adds, " I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain: brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as ye are." Be as free from all these ceremonial observances as you observe me to be, and mix nothing with the simple faith and independence of the Gospel. It may, indeed, be said that the Galatians having been heathens, St. Paul, who " became all things to all men, that he might by all means gain some" was justified in thus appearing before them indifferent to the law: and if he had confined all such observations entirely to his writings to those only who had once been Gentiles, there would be some weight in the objection; but this is not the fact, for we find him speaking quite as disrespectfully of the ceremonial law, in his epistle to the Hebrews, which was addressed expressly to the Jewish Christians in Judea, as he does to the Galatians; and in the closing chapter of the epistle to the Hebrews, he shows distinctly that the ceremonial law had passed away; and even asserts, " We have an altar," alluding to the Lord's Supper, "whereof they have no right to eat who serve the tabernacle;" implying that the observance of the Jewish ceremonial law was not compatible with the liberty wherewith Christ has made His people free; and that a.strict adherence to it deprived the believer of his right to partake of Christian ordinances. Weighing, therefore, carefully all these circumstances, I would with humility state that I arrive at a conclusion different from that of some of our most judicious commentators, that, in this instance, both the...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236585062
  • 9781236585066