The Master Builders; Being the Story of the Acts of the Apostles Re-Told to Children

The Master Builders; Being the Story of the Acts of the Apostles Re-Told to Children

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...was outside the walls of Lystra,83 and there they found the Priest, and poured forth their marvellous story. And the Priest readily believing the extraordinary news, prepared at once to greet the two gods, with worship and sacrifice. Quickly, and with great excitement and joy, the Oxen for sacrifice were brought out, decorated with gay garlands of flowers, and the Multitude thronged the place waiting for the service of sacrifice and worship that was just about to begin.84 But tidings of what was being done reached the two Apostles; and horrified at the idea of worship being offered to them as gods, they hastened off to the gates of the City to stop it. Kara-dagh, near Lystra. And so, suddenly, just in the midst of all the preparation, all the enthusiasm, the crowd of People saw the two Men they had thought of as gods, hurrying through the gate towards them; and heard them calling to them, as they rent their clothes, in sign of their sorrow: --" Sirs, why do ye these things? "We also are Men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the Living God, which made Heaven, and Earth, and the Sea, and all Things that are therein." Then S. Paul went on to tell the People that in past times God had let the Nations of Men walk in their own ways; that is, He had not sent Missionaries to them to teach them the true Religion, for they were not ready for it. They would not have believed if they had been told. The People of Sodom must have heard of the True God from Lot, yet they did not believe. Pharaoh and the Egyptians certainly heard of the True God from Moses, yet they did not believe. But S. Paul said, God had given Men plenty of Signs of Himself in the World, hy which they might learn about Him. For it was...
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236677323
  • 9781236677327