The Life and Words of Christ Volume 1-2

The Life and Words of Christ Volume 1-2

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...holiness.45 It must, therefore, have been as if a Brahmin had outraged every idea of Hindoo religion and morals, by sitting down at a meal with Sudras, when the Rabbis at Capernaum saw and heard of Jesus reclining at table among a promis Kem.n.99. cuous gathering of publicans and sinners.46 Aaro nj They had not yet, however, come to open controversy Him, and contented themselves with contemptuous EShtfooi,1"' taunts about Him to the disciples, who, as Jews, must have Bnriorf, at least formerly shared the sovereign contempt felt for sucli hated social outcasts. Even to hold a religious service with them would have been a breach of the Law, but to join them on a footing of friendly intercourse!" Founder of a new holy kingdom of God, and recline at table with publicans and sinners! "B How keenly such words must have wounded men like Peter, and the small knot of disciples as yet round Jesus, may be imagined. They had been taught in the school of the Baptist, an earnest Jew, who had enforced ultra-Pharisaic Judaism. The early scruples of uia Peter survived even to apostolic times.47 James was a Nazarite, if we can trust tradition, till his death,1 and even Matthew, the priestly publican, for his name Levi shows him to have been of priestly race, is said to have eaten, through life, ciemeni, only fruit, vegetables, and bread, but no flesh.48 In their perplexity and distress they appealed to Jesus. It was well they did so, for their distress procured for all Chap, Xxxiv ages an answer of divine sweetness and grandeur. "To whom should I go but to such as these? The whole have no need of a physician, but they that are sick.' Turn to the prophets whom you revere, and think what the words of more

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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 875g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236874595
  • 9781236874597