The Teachers' Storehouse and Treasury of Material for Working Sunday-School Teachers

The Teachers' Storehouse and Treasury of Material for Working Sunday-School Teachers

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...of something other than itself. Ancient thinkers came to associate certain moral ideas with certain forms of animal life. In the nature or instinct of this creature or of that they saw, or thought they saw, resemblances to some moral qualities in men. Of these qualities they therefore made the animal a symbol or representation. On this principle, in part, suppose it is that you have a lion, a bear, and an eagle as symbols respectively of England, of Bussia, and of Franc. Embroidered on their banners, they float from their fortresses, and move in the forefront of their armies to the field of war, because they are supposed to represent some moral quality which each nation distinctively emulates or claims; and on this principle, in part, I suppose it is that in the Scriptures the horns of an ox are the symbol of power, that the lion stands for magnanimity and courage, the dog for uncleanness and vice, the lamb for meekness and iunocence, the dove for purity, and the serpent for subtlety of wisdom or the subtlety of guile. As so representative, the serpent has been regarded with fear or reverence by some of the most ancient nations of the earth--worshipped by some, by some regarded with horror and with hate. We have one of the earliest illustrations of it in this narrative, where the serpent is representative of the subtlety of sin, and of that dread spirit of all evil who is the great arch-tempter of mankind.--From a very valuable and suggestive book, entitled ' Sermons on Temptation, ' by Rev. Johnson Barker, LL.B. THE CLASS AND DESK. No. 1. O. T. Psa. cxxviii. 1. Jan. 7. The Two Paths. (Bead Psalm i.) Leading Idea. Our Lord spoke of the ' narrow way that leadeth unto life eternal, ' and of the 'broad road that leadeth to destruction.'...show more

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  • Paperback | 348 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 621g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123692858X
  • 9781236928580