The Son of Man Among the Sons of Men

The Son of Man Among the Sons of Men

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...the bitterness of the world's scorn, and had learned the omnipotence of simple love. Hard, unforgiving dispositions exile men from the kingdom of love (Matt, xviii. 21--end). The lack of the oil of love makes dim the light of the Christian's lamp (Matt. xxv. I--13). The pitiless refusal to give free play to the impulses of love--this, and this alone, sets men on the left hand in the day of Christ's judgment (Matt. xxv. 31-46). He had learned that love could translate a man from hell to heaven, and he lingered over the stories which preached love to the world; and there is a special fitness that Matthew should be the Evangelist who records to us those words (perhaps sweetest of all Christ's words), "Come unto Me, all that arc weary and heavy laden." To few men could they speak with greater force than to the publican who had known what the weariness and burdensomeness of life meant, and who understood by experience how lonely and how far from symyathy even a prosperous lot might be. He had been weary and heavy laden; he had heard the magic call, "Come unto Me "; he had risen; he had followed; he had found in the love of Christ and in the yoke of Christ rest unto his soul. Thus of the man whose life had been buried in unworthy occupations Christ made the earnest, large-hearted, and liberal citizen, the devoted Apostle, the sweet writer of an Evangel that sounds with notes of love down the Christian centuries. The lesson is not far to seek. Christ can win, when the world, with all its vaunted power and safeguards, can only fail. Where Pharisee and Sadducee only succeeded by their hard ostracism in producing bitterness, and scorn, and covetous isolation, Christ touched, softened, and captivated a human heart. Christ can...
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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236854330
  • 9781236854339