Unfoldings of the Word of Truth, Being Selected Contributions to Precious Truth

Unfoldings of the Word of Truth, Being Selected Contributions to Precious Truth

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...the Holy Ghost says were "devout," depend upon it, were really so. 2. But, you say, may not "devout" simply express zeal, and be applicable to a zealous heathen, as in Acts xvii. where Paul says to the Athenians, "As I passed by, and beheld your devotions."? Here, again, dear brother, is a mis-translation. The margin reads, " The gods that ye worship." A still better rendering is--" And beheld the things connected with your worship," as ta sabasmala include shrines, images, altars, &c. Thus you will see the wrongness of the word "devotions." 3. Now let us look at the various places where the word occurs. I find the word "devout" used nine times in the New Testament, and all occur in the writings by Luke; also that this evangelist uses three different Greek words thus translated by our one word " devout." It may greatly help us, therefore, to look at the different instances where the Holy Spirit has used the very word in Acts ii. The word here translated " devout" is Euldbees, and occurs three times. (a) " And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him." (b) "There were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.' (c)"And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him." Now, dear brother, if the word "devout," in two of these cases, is applied to spiritual men, ought we not so to regard it in the third? Webster's definition of the English word may well be accepted--" Yielding a solemn and reverential attention to God in religious...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236615379
  • 9781236615374