Sermons Preached Before the Society at Their Anniversary Meetings Volume 1

Sermons Preached Before the Society at Their Anniversary Meetings Volume 1

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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. 1712 edition. Excerpt: ...were as much accepted, as those hewn out of that natural rock. And if it be thus honourable to descend from the seed of Abraham which God had chosen, it is still more honourable to derive from the house of Aaron, which God separated from that chosen seed, to place in a nearer relation to himself. Thus said Moses: Hear, I fray you, ye fins of Levi: Is #Numb. a small thing, that God should separate you ' ' from the congregation, to bring you near unto himself7 No; it is the greatest, and the most honourable relation in the whole house ofIsrael. Now the Christian hath this advantage among many others above the Jew, that whereas that Legal administration in holy things was confined to the house of Aaron B z and and the tribe of Levi, the Christian Priesthood admits into it all persons from whatever family or tribe lineally descended. As under the law Levi was divided in Jscoi, being jntermix'd, tho' not incorporated with the other tribes; so under the Gospel the other tribes slow back inro Levi, being admitted not only ro dwell among, bnt to be of it: so that in our Israel it is the most nofnerous of ali tin; tribes, x. But whether under the Law or the Gospel, whether among the Jews or Christians, the Order it self is the most honourable, in that it brings us near unto God. For as in the Jewish Church adoption into the Covenant p$Abraham was more honourable, than descent from him; and separation to the Priesthood more so, than adoption into the Covenant: so in the Christian Church, admission into jr by Baptism is more honourable, than our birth into the world; but our appointment to minister in it is-still more honourable, fhan our admission into in: This is the Order which we, nry brethren, have all of us the honour to descend fcora, some among us...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
  • 1236658760
  • 9781236658760