The Monthly Miscellany Volume 8

The Monthly Miscellany Volume 8

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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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: which Jesus was now placed, --his ministry brought to a sudden end by a most cruel and ignominious death, his disciples having forsaken him, all but the beloved John, his religion, so far as then could be seen, without any permanent foothold in the world, and his labors and teachings and privations appearing to all human eyes to have been in vain; and as he hung there upon the cross, helpless, enduring that cup of agony which he had prayed might pass away from him, surrounded by those who having scourged him and nailed his hands and his feet and pierced his side were now adding insult to cruelty, and enclosed on all sides by that thick darkness which hung over the scene like the frown of the Almighty, is it any wonder, they may ask, that Jesus for one moment mistrusted the favor and presence of God? Tempted in all points as we are, was it not natural, they may inquire, that in the fiery trial through which he passed he should be visited with one doubting thought? They may point us to the scene of his temptation when he entered upon his public ministry. We believe that tempting thoughts then crossed his mind; is it any more strange, they may ask, that one should now arise in the agony and desertion of crucifixion? That it should, does not in the least detract, they may tell us, from the perfection of the Saviour's character. On the other hand it adds to it, since it shows that he had power so quickly to repress the thought, and to recover the calm confiding tenor of his mind. While, as they may further insist, when we look at Jesus on the cross, and see him in the hour of his bitter agony expressing a fear of God's having withdrawn his favor from him, a fear so strictly human, which in the moment of our severe trials we are so apt to cherish, more

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  • English
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