The Writings; Translations of the Writings of the Fathers Down to A.D. 325 Volume 3

The Writings; Translations of the Writings of the Fathers Down to A.D. 325 Volume 3

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...Summary of the prophetic argument thus far. For, again, it is for these deserts of yours that Ezekiel announces your ruin as about to come: and not only in this age1--a ruin which has already befallen--but in the "day of retribution," 2 which will be subsequent. From which ruin none will be freed but he who shall have been frontally sealed3 with the passion of the Christ whom you have rejected. For thus it is written: "And the Lord said unto me, Son of man, thou hast seen what the elders of Israel do, each one of them in darkness, each in a hidden bed-chamber: because they have said, The Lord seeth us not; the Lord hath derelinquished the earth. And He said unto me, Turn thee again, and thou shalt see greater enormities which these do. And He introduced me unto the thresholds of the gate of the house of the Lord which looketh unto the north; and, behold, there, women sitting and bewailing Thammuz. And the Lord said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen? Is the house of Judah moderate, to do the enormities which they have done? And yet thou art about to see greater affections of theirs. And He introduced me into the inner shrine of the house of the Lord; and, behold, on the thresholds of the house of the Lord, between the midst of the porch and between the midst of the altar,4 as it were twenty and five men have turned their backs unto the temple of the Lord, and their faces over against the east; these were adoring the sun. And He said unto me, Seest thou, son of man? Are such deeds trifles to the house of Judah, that they should do the enormities which these have done? because they have filled up the measure of their impieties, and, behold, are themselves, as it were, grim 1 Sseeulo. 2 Comp. Isa. lxi. 2. 8 Or possibly, simply, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 349g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503090
  • 9781236503091