Three Groups of Sermons; On, Portions of the Apocalypse the Holy Name the Last Chapter of Proverbs

Three Groups of Sermons; On, Portions of the Apocalypse the Holy Name the Last Chapter of Proverbs

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...subject to death both of the body and of the soul: ) but meant actually what they said; but that He Who delights in mercy, touched by Adam's repentance, reprieved him. And this is the more likely, in that the threat was not, That self-same time thou eatest thereof, but, In the day that thou eatest thereof, --thou shalt surely die: thereby giving them time for repentance; just as when the prophecy had gone forth, " Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown: " yet, because of its repentance, Nineveh was not overthrown. And so it had been prophesied: "Even so must the Son of man be three days and three nights in the belly of the earth." He was not in the grave more than forty hours: and though the usual explanation is that the Jews reckoned the smallest fraction of a day as a whole day and night, yet many a Saint has held that their God had mercy on an unransomed world: had pity on the terrified disciples, ordained to be His first Martyrs and Evangelists, and reversed the conduct of men. Man sometimes keeps his promise to the ear, and breaks it really: always that he may do less than he said; the Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, breaks the letter of it, softens the spirit of it. So it was, however, that He arose in the night: not only the physical night, while that Paschal moon was yet high and bright in the sky; but that darkest night of the world when they who loved Him dearly could only say, " We trusted that it had been He which should have redeemed Israel." And we may think too of Nehemiah, the restorer of Jerusalem after its destruction by Nebuchadnezzar, how he arose in the night, neither told he any man what his God had put in his heart to do at Jerusalem; and how, from that midnight rising came the...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236541448
  • 9781236541444