The Theological Works of William Van Mildert, D.D., Late Lord Bishop of Durham Volume 5

The Theological Works of William Van Mildert, D.D., Late Lord Bishop of Durham 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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...mode of the proceeding, but feelings of respect also and of veneration towards an institution bearing the most unequivocal characters of its sacred origin. The Law came to the termination of its existence, without any apparent efforts to accelerate its dissolution. It was allowed to die a natural death, and (to borrow the expression of a learned foreign Divine) it was buried, as it were, with funeral honours." The Apostles themselves evidently partook of these feelings. They were reluctant, at first, to dispense with the observance of the Law, even among Gentile converts. This point being decided, they still allowed its observance among the Jews, provided this were not deemed a matter of necessity. But when, at last, this permission was abused; when sects and parties arose, endeavouring to maintain Judaism to the disparagement of Christianity, and inculcating a ' Matt. v. 18. " " Neque vero etiam praecipites ejectae, sed sensim, vel " cum honore, sepultae sunt ceremonies." Carpzov. reliance upon the works of the Law, rather than upon the promises of the Gospel; then, the Apostles no longer hesitated in declaring such adherence to it to be inconsistent with a right apprehension of the Christian faith. And thus the matter appears to have stood, until, by that tremendous event, the destruction of Jerusalem, with the consequent dispersion of the Jewish nation, the providence of God effectually interposed to render the Law itself, as to all its distinguishing peculiarities, utterly impracticable and void. Ever since that memorable period, not only all the characteristic grandeur of the temple worship has vanished, but with it every thing which rendered the expiatory sacrifices, and the purifications, more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236760085
  • 9781236760081