Readings on the History of Jesus Christ and His Holy Apostles

Readings on the History of Jesus Christ and His Holy Apostles

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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: ...not My will, but Thine, be done." What such power was there then in the world? The Boman Emperor was known as Divus Imperator, "Emperor God." He claimed all the gods in the world as his tributaries. And the character of each Emperor seemed to correspond with the blasphemous assumption. Was there any power doing aught to resist him? The Temple of Jerusalem was the standing witness against this wickedness, for its services proclaimed the one Lord God against all forms of brute worship. Probably it was this to which the Apostle referred as "he who now letteth," i.e. hindereth. The Emperor at this time was Nero. Yet the full wickedness of the state was not fully revealed, even in him. The Apostle looks to a yet further manifestation of wickedness, and it came in the person of Vitellius, who gathered up in himself all the brutality of his predecessors.. In his time the Roman Capitol was set on fire, and a frightful, hideous scene of anarchy and bloodshed ensued. Almost at the same time, the city and Temple of Jerusalem were destroyed. The two events were verily a day of the Lord, the commencement of a better era. It was a time immeasurably more wonderful, more full of promise, than the downfall of Nineveh or Babylon. On this firm ground the Apostle can raise thanksgivings to God and arguments to his converts. Once more he prays God to comfort their hearts, and strengthem them in every good word and work. He exhorts them to separate themselves from those who walk disorderly. He wants no fine, dainty Baints, who are so busy with their spirits as to neglect their daily duties; "If a man will not work, neither let him eat." And then he beseeches the Lord of peace to give them peace in every place, and prays that...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236795652
  • 9781236795656