The Two Tests, the Supernatural Claims of Christianity Tried by Two of Its Own Rules

The Two Tests, the Supernatural Claims of Christianity Tried by Two of Its Own Rules

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...may still refresh and cheer the human heart, whether it be the voice of Isaiah, John the Baptist, or any other seer or man. "What it proclaims is the heritage of all. (b.) Claim of Jesus to be the seed of the woman who bruised the serpent's head. Genesis iii. 15; Matt. iii. 17; xiii. 38; xxiii. 33; John viii. 44; 1 John iii. 8; Heb. ii. 14, 15; Bev. xii. 9; xx. 2. By believers that Jesus is the Christ the passage in Genesis is held to be a prophecy that received its fulfilment in him. He was the seed of the woman who bruised the head of the serpent, by restoring that portion of the human race who believe in him to the divine favour lost through the wiles of the serpent. The serpent is Satan, his seed mankind in their natural state; they bruised the heel (not a deadly part) of the seed of the woman by crucifying Christ. Jesus, who merely laid down his life that he might take it again, and thus expiated the sins of his people, in turn bruised.the head (a deadly part) of the serpent. Such is the meaning of Genesis iii. 15, indicated by the writers of the New Testament four thousand years after the words are said to have been uttered by God. Will the passage then bear any such interpretation 1 The serpent tempted Eve to eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; she induced her husband to do the same. For this the three were sentenced thus: --1. The man, that he should eat bread by the sweat of his brow through culture of the ground, cursed for his sake, until his return to the dust from whence he came. This is perfectly clear: it admits of no double interpretation. 2. The woman, that she should bring forth in pain, and be in subjection to her husband. This is also quite plain, and in accordance with natural fact, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236904702
  • 9781236904706