The Prince of Light and the Prince of Darkness in Conflict; Or, the Temptation of Christ

The Prince of Light and the Prince of Darkness in Conflict; Or, the Temptation of Christ

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...the preternatural character of the up-taking of the Lord, adduces above 'taking ' of the disciples, and says, 'The word which is rendered "taketh," 7ra/a.Xa, u/3 ja, is the Now, as looking at the thing, if we attend to the use of the present verb in its exact present form, we shall find that underlying the i taking, ' there is invariably a more or less measure, of control, which measure is determinable only from the context. Thus in the parallel account of the Lord's above 'taking' of the three disciples apart, there is the supplementary word 'leadeth them' (Mark. ix. 2), which at once interprets the measure and mode. Again, in Matt. ii. 21, we read, c And he Joseph arose and took 'takes' the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Egypt.' Here once more the control exercised, viz. that of a husband over a wife, and of a mother over a child, interprets to us the measure and mode. Applying this principle to, at once, the up-taking to the pinnacle' of the Temple and to the exceeding high mountain, ' I think it is unquestionable that there was control on the part of the Tempter, while the measure of it must be fixed by the evident 'surrender' of the Lord ' /;/ order to be tempted' same as that which occurs in the first verse of the seventeenth chapter of St. Matthew's Gospel, where we read that "Jesus takcth Peter, and James, and John, and went up into a mountain," where it simply denotes that Jesus intimated to those three disciples His desire that they should accompany Him to the scene of His Transfiguration, and that they readily complied with the expression of His will on the occasion. And this word has no stronger signification in the account before us.' All this is laborious trilling; and more

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