Oriental Translation Fund Volume 14
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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...he returned to his former erroneous views. He commanded that all should implore a fortunate issue through the intercession of the Magi, and he still entertained an idea that every thing might be accomplished according to his original intention. When the Armenians received the epistle of the king full of deceitful assurances, an epistle which contained outwardly the joyful message of life but inwardly the bitterness of death, they marvelled with undecided minds, and said one to the other: " How shameless is the tempter, with his deceitful guile: has he not " been twice and thrice found false, and yet he is unabashed? Should he now " loosen our indissoluble union, he will become more undisguised.-He has only " done this in order to weaken us! Shall we put faith in his faithless epistle?' " Have we seen that the churches throughout all Persia have had their goods " restored to them? He who himself is evil can shew no goodness to others---he " who himself is dark cannot bring others back to the light of truth. As justice" dwells not in injustice, nor falsehood in truth, so neither does the light of peace " dwell in a soul enveloped in darkness. But we, made free by the might of " God, we trust in the hope of Christ, who assumed a mortal body in the holy " Virgin." Now when the king found that he could not dissolve the steadfast league, he uttered the mostreproacliful words with which Satan by his power had inspired him. And his iniquity was great: it was the iniquity of a man who gladly destroyed the sinless bodies of the holy from childhood upwards, and was unsatiated with the blood of the innocent. He heaped evil on evil, and agreeably to his murderous order a...
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