Paulinism; The History of Paulinism in the Primitive Church

Paulinism; The History of Paulinism in the Primitive Church

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...of the law, the commandments of his teaching, He himself is as a prophet in us, He himself dwells in us." What is said of the temple applies also to the sacrifices (chap. ii.). God has already informed us, through all the prophets, that He does not need our sacrifices (referring to Isaiah i. 11--14; Jer. vii. 22 f.; Ps. iv.). "He has also declared this (visible) sacrifice to be valueless, in order that the new law of our Lord Jesus Christ, which has no compulsory yoke, may have no sacrifice brought by the hand of man," but rather the sacrifice of the heart, according to Psalm li. 19. The Jewish fasts have a moral interpretation given to them in the same way in chap. iii., according to Isa. lviii. 6--10. In order to leave it beyond all doubt that Judaism in its historical form, in so far as it is distinguished from Christianity by a ritual that appeals to the senses, appears to him to have been from the first a thoroughly worthless form of religion, he distinctly denies to the Jews the covenant relation with God. Not only is it sin to speak to the Judaizers--" Their (the Jews) covenant is also ours; nay, it is rather ours alone, because they have lost for ever that which Moses obtained; they deserved, as the punishment of their idolatry, that Moses when descending from Sinai should break the tables of the law;" thus "was their covenant destroyed, in order that the covenant of Jesus might be sealed in your hearts by faith and hope in him" (ch. iv.). Moses certainly obtained the testament from God upon the mount, but they were not worthy to receive it on account of weighty internal evidence, in addition to the consideration that the destruction of Jerusalem must have been fresh in the memory of those to whom it was...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236528069
  • 9781236528063