Sermons Extracted from the Lectures of Bishop Porteus

Sermons Extracted from the Lectures of Bishop Porteus

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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. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ...should have given them the sanction of his authority, by raising him from the dead; but, by doing this, he gave the strongest possible attestation to the reality of his divine mission. The next inference from this fact is, that the Resurrection of Christ is an earnest, a pledge, and a proof of our own. He had promised his disciples, "that where he was, there there should they be also." John xiv. 3. And the Scriptures in numberless places assure us, that we shall rise again from the grave, and become immortal. Now these O promises receive the strongest confirmation from his resurrection, which shews in the most striking and sensible manner, that our bodies are capable of being raised to life again, and that God will actually re-animate them, as he did that of Jesus. In this, our Saviour acted conformably to the spirit and genius of his religion, and to his constant method of teaching, which was, to instruct.mankind by facts rather than by words. It was his intention (and thanks be to God that it was) that our faith should stand, not in the wisdom and eloquence of man, "but in "demonstration of the Spirit and of power." 1 Cor. ii. 4. He went about, therefore, not only preaching the word, but doing good; doing good miraculously, making the principles and the evidences of his religion palpable to the senses of mankind. When John sent to know, whether he was the expected Messias or no, Jesus, instead of entering into a long and laboured proof of his divinity, took took the more compendious and convincing way of proving his point, by performing, in that instant, many miraculous cures, and then feferring the Baptist to what his messengers had seen and heard. Matt. xi. 4. In the very same manner, in the present instance, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236743326
  • 9781236743329