The Theological and Miscellaneous Works. Ed. with Notes by John Towill Rutt Volume 15

The Theological and Miscellaneous Works. Ed. with Notes by John Towill Rutt Volume 15

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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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ...assumed the character of a person sent from God, and impowered to Work miracles, in proof of his divine mission. The only person whom the Jews expected in the character of a prophet, preceded by Elijah, they also expected in the character of a king, viz. their promised Messiah, the person announced under that title by Daniel, vii. 13, as to come in the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. And it is remarkable that about the time of" the appearance of Jesus, there was a general expectation of the speedy coming of this Messiah. But they naturally imagined that he would be a great prince, who would rescue their nation from their subjection to the Romans, and bring all the world into subjection to them. Had any person assumed this character, it is not impossible but that the Jewish nation, prejudiced as they were, might have been disposed to favour his pretensions, and have been less scrupulous in their examination of the proofs of his mission. But Jesus made no such pretensions. He never, indeed, denied that he was the Messiah; but his appearance by no means corresponded to their ideas of him. He did not come in the clouds; and so far was he from assuming kingly power_or state, that hewas brought up a common carpenter; he chose his companions from persons of an equally low rank with himself; and he declined all particular intercourse with the chiefs of his nation. Besides the meanness of his parentage and education, the place of his nativity (at least that from which he received his denomination) was a despicable town in Galilee, a part of the country which was thought meanly of, compared with Judea properly so called. The only advantage that Jesus, previous to his appearing in a public character, had, was his being more

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  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 431g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236905601
  • 9781236905604