The Theological and Miscellaneous Works -Of -William -Jones; In 6 Vols Volume 5

The Theological and Miscellaneous Works -Of -William -Jones; In 6 Vols Volume 5

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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. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ...tb which people of all sorts are inhited. God, the king of kings, ordained the union of his Son Jesus Christ, with the Church; and, at the celebration of 'this mystical marriage, a feast is prepared of oxen and fatlings; and all things are made ready for the giiests. The Gospel hath its feast (for, saith the Apostle, let us /seep the feast) in which all the sacrifices of the law are fulfilled in the one sacrifice of Christ, which we commemorate in the Christian Church. But how do men accept of Gods gracious invita-' tion? The Jews, who are the people first hidden to the feast, were men given up to the world, and as such made light of it, and followed their business. Others, full of the pride and spite of false doctrine, rose up against the messengers of God, and persecuted them even unto death; for this wickedness God, 'in his wrath against them, sent forth the armies of the Romans to destroy those murderers, and burn up their city Jerusalem. They are called murderers because they crucified Jesus Christ, as they had slain the prophets before; and so all the righteous blood shed upon the earth was to be revenged upon them. They were visited, as is here said; and their city was burned with fire. These, to whom the word of God was first preached, being found unworthy, the Apostles of Jesus Christ were commanded to turn to the Gentiles. The parable saith, the servants of the king were then sent out into the highways, that is, from Judea into all the world, to bring in as many as they could find, without exception of any. The Church of Christ does there fore include persons of all characters, and people of all nations (according to another parable, which_compares the kingdom of heaven to at net cast into the sea, more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236769333
  • 9781236769336