The Mission Pulpit

The Mission Pulpit

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...that they themselves were commissioned to inflict; and that a deep impression should have been made upon the mind of the nation was what might have been reasonably expected; this was part of the fruit of His dealings with them that God had a right to look for. It seems a strange and startling instance of moral per versity, that these fallen superstitions should have been resuscitated by the victors, and that the abominations of Canaan should have been reproduced in their lives. Yet so it was; these were the wild grapes brought forth by this chosen vineyard. To fill up the picture, we hear how the choicest vine was planted in this favoured spot, and the tower erected, and the winepress prepared. And even so the seed of believing. Abraham was selected for the land from which the idolatrous Canaanites had been swept away, and the temple of Jehovah was raised as the crowning ornament of a nation's glory, and the religious system of Judaism, with all its elaborate educational apparatus, established for the purpose of furthering the great end for which the whole dispensation of God's grace had been designed. After this brief and epitomized view of Israel's privileges, the Singer goes on to indicate the Divine purpose with which all these were bestowed, and the expectation with which the results were awaited. And then comes the pathetic description of what, in the language of poetry, is represented as a Divine disappointment: "I looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes." It may seem irreverent to speak of a Divine disappointment, but this is by no means the only passage of Scripture which in its obvious meaning conveys this idea. Perhaps we may have to leave the explanation of such words till we obtain...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123680077X
  • 9781236800770