Studies in the Forty Days Between Christ's Resurrection and Ascension; A Series of Essays for the Times

Studies in the Forty Days Between Christ's Resurrection and Ascension; A Series of Essays for the Times

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...Christ's crucifixion. Extra pains are taken, and before the embalming of the body has been completed, and the burialrites finished, such is the eager and resolute haste that they "make the sepulcher sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch." What a power the dead Christ has over his murderers! On the other hand, the ignorance of the disciples shows itself in the tender love of the women who had arranged to perfect his burial by embalming the body, and in the non-appearance of the men at the interment, or at any subsequent time at the grave, until Mary Magdalene informed two of them that the Lord's body was missing. Not one of these men, so far as we are informed, participated in the removal of the corpse from the cross to Joseph's sepulcher. Not one of them approached the authorities to ask permission for his proper interment. Not one is seen at or near the tomb. One and all, they vanish from the scene. And it is well; for had they taken part in his "Descent from Vie cross," -r aided in the burial, or appeared afterward at the sepulcher, it is easy to see what advantage the sanhedrim would have had in such facts. Let it not be forgotten that Christ's habit was not to fix dates. Anxious enough were the young apostles to know "times and seasons" that concerned their hopes and ambitions--a sad contrast with their insensibility to the third day. Though speaking often of his own future and that of his country, yet he specified no periods for the events to which he referred. It was not for his people "to know the times or the seasons which the Father hath put in his own power." Frequently he spoke of his death, but the time was not stated. On the third day after his crucifixion he would rise. The only...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236536975
  • 9781236536976