A Present Christ

A Present Christ

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...and His absence the crown of our faith: "because He ascended we the more believe; and "because we believe in Him Who hath ascended, our "faith is the more accepted." First, let us consider where Christ is. We read in the Acts of the Apostles that Jesus "was taken up, "and a cloud received Him out of sight" (i. 9-11). The Angels who were present at this triumphal moment told the Apostles that "He was received up "into Heaven." Nearly every Epistle refers to Christ as "in Heaven." Thus, to take but one instance, we road (Heb. ix. 24), "Christ is entered into Heaven "itself." This is enough for us to know. Speculations about the locality of that blessed place are, as we need hardly say, alike incongruous and impossible. We love to think of Heaven as in the deep-blue vault of sky above us. Since in that blessed region the ordinary divisions of space and time are unknown, so may it be, that though this tiny world of ours revolves each day upon its axis, yet Heaven is always above us. But if in that vast universal sphere there be one spot more bright, one point of glory more radiant than another, it is there, where Jesus sits at the Father's right hand. That is the "Holy Place, "within the vail, whither the Forerunner is for us "entered" (Heb. vi. 19, 20, ix. 12). His Ascension was plainly predicted, in type, by Joseph raised to sit at the king's right hand (Gen. xli. 37, &c), and, in prophecy, by the words of the Psalmist, "The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit Thou at "My right hand, until I make Thine enemies Thy "footstool" (Ps. ex. 1). Next, let us consider how Christ is occupied, for we must use poor human language to express...
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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236966430
  • 9781236966438