Sermons Preached in Manchester by Alexander MacLaren

Sermons Preached in Manchester by Alexander MacLaren

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...of the end. Not so! When human thought comes, if I may so say, full butt against a stark, staring contradiction like that, it is no proof that either of the propositions is false. It is only like the sign-boards that the icemen put upon the thin ice, "dangerous!" a warning that that is not a place for us to tread. We have to keep a firm hold of what is certified to us, on either side, by its appropriate evidence, and leave the reconciliation, if it can ever be given to finite beings, to a higher wisdom, and, perchance, to another world! But that is a digression from my more immediate purpose, which is simply to bring before our minds, as clearly as I can, that perfect, continuous, ever repeated willingness, expressing itself in a chain of constant acts that touch one upon the other, that Christ manifested to embrace the cross, and to accomplish what was at once the purpose of the Father's will and the purpose of His own. And it may be worth while, just for a moment, to touch lightly upon some of the many points which bring out so clearly in these Gospel narratives the wholly and purely voluntary character of Christ's death. Take, for instance, the very journey I am speaking about now. Christ went up to Jerusalem, says my text What did He go there for? He went, as you will see, if you look at the previous circumstance, --He went in order, if I might use such a word, to precipitate the collision, and to make His crucifixion certain I He was under the ban of the Sanhedrim; but perfectly safe as long as He had stopped down among the hills of Galilee. He was as unsafe when He went up to Jerusalem as John Huss when he went to the Council of Constance with the Emperor's safe-conduct in his belt; or as a condemned heretic would have been in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 188 x 244 x 8mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236607864
  • 9781236607867