On Faith and the Creed; Dogmatic Teaching of the Church of the Fourth and Fifth Centuries, Being a Translation of the Several Treatises Contained in t

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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. 1886 Excerpt: ...fear day and night, and shalt not believe thy life." But we must pass on, for already we are exceeding our proposed measure of brevity/and are lengthening out our "short word" by a long dissertation. Yet we will add a few words more, lest we should seem altogether to have passed over what we undertook. 23. ...
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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. 1886 Excerpt: ...fear day and night, and shalt not believe thy life." But we must pass on, for already we are exceeding our proposed measure of brevity/and are lengthening out our "short word" by a long dissertation. Yet we will add a few words more, lest we should seem altogether to have passed over what we undertook. 23. It is written that when the side of Jesus was pierced "He shed thereout blood and water." This has a mystical meaning. For Himself had said, "Out of His belly shall flow rivers of living water." But He shed forth blood also, of which the Jews sought that it might be upon themselves and upon their children. He shed forth water, therefore, which might wash believers; He shed forth blood also which might condemn unbelievers. Yet it might be understood also as prefiguring the twofold grace of baptism, one that which is given by the baptism of water, the other that which is sought through martyrdom in the outpouring of blood, for both are called baptism. But if you ask further why our Lord is said to have poured forth blood and water from His side rather than from any other member, I imagine that by the rib in the side the woman is signified. Since the fountain of sin and death proceeded from the first woman, who was the rib of the first Adam, the fountain of redemption and life is drawn from the rib of the second Adam. 24. It is written that in our Lord's passion there was darkness over the earth from the sixth hour until the ninth. Hear the Prophet's witness to this also, "Thy Sun shall go down at mid-day." And again, the Prophet Zechariah, "In that day there shall be no more light. There shall be cold and frost in one day, and that day known to the Lord; and it shall be neither day nor night, but at evening ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150467738
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 60
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.12 (d)

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