The Life and Words of Christ

The Life and Words of Christ

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...who might be constantly in His company, and receive His instructions, that they might, in due time, go forth to proclaim the kingdom over a wider area than He could Himself reach. Its laws, its morality, its relations to the Old Dispensation, must be taught them, and they must catch His enthusiasm by such a lengthened intercourse in the familiarity of private life, as would kindle in their souls the ideal He presented. That they should rollow Him at all would be left to themselves, but the choice would be made by Himself, of such as, on various grounds, He savr fittest They were to be Apostles, or missionaries, and would have, for their high commission, the organization of the new kingdom of God, first n Israel, and then through the world. To accept such an invitation implied no little enthusiasm. No earthly reward was held out, but, on the contrary, the sacrifice of all personal claims was demanded. They were to abandon their former calling, whatever it might be, with all its present or pTOSvs7fc k vantages, to give up all family ties, to bear the worst indignities and ill-treatment, and yet repress even just resentment. They were to hold their lives at His service, and willingly yield them, if it required the sacrifice. A measure of self-restriction is implied as the basis of any state, for no society could flourish where its interests, as a whole, are not spontaneously considered before those of the individual citizen.' But the self-abnegation required by Jesus in those admitted to that which He was now founding, was without a parallel, for while earthly states return an equivalent, in many ways, for the self-surrender they impose, He proclaimed from the first that those who joined His kingdom must do so "hoping for nothing again" to...show more

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  • Paperback | 414 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 735g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236609840
  • 9781236609847