The Star in the East, Shewing the Analogy Which Exists Between the Lectures of Freemasonry, the Mechanism of Initiation Into Its Mysteries and the Christian Religion

The Star in the East, Shewing the Analogy Which Exists Between the Lectures of Freemasonry, the Mechanism of Initiation Into Its Mysteries and the Christian Religion

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...presence in his church; and the continual protection which he has promised to all his faithful worshippers. A cloud was frequently used as peculiarly indicative of the Divine presence. The token of Noah's covenant was a bow set in a cloud. God brought his people out of Egypt by a pillar of a cloud. Moses communed with the Lord on Mount Sinai in a cloud. The dedication of the tabernacle and of the temple were sanctified by God in a cloud. Jesus Christ was transfigured in a cloud; ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and shall come in a cloud to judgment. The sanctum sanctorum was a type of heaven, whither Christ is gone as our high priest to intercede before the throne of God in behalf of his people. It was the immediate residence of the Deity, who dwelt between the cherubim of the mercyseat in the form of a bright cloud. The typical meaning of the ark and its appendages is this: the ark itself, made of imperishable materials, was a figure of Christ's body. It was composed of two substances, wood and gold, typical of his two distinct natures, the human and divine. The three consecrated symbols it contained referred to the three sacred offices of Christ; the tables of the law pointed to his regal power; the rod of Aaron to his priesthood; and the pot of manna, with which the children of Israel were fed in the wilderness, to his prophetical office, by which the souls of the faithful are fed, and nourished. The four rings, which supported the ark, denoted the four gospels; and the buds on Aaron's rod were symbolical of the revival of the body at the final resurrection. The mercy seat had a direct reference to Jesus Christ, who is the true IXacnripiov or propitiatory, that reconciled mankind to the Father by his meritorious death. The cherubs, with their...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236526783
  • 9781236526786