The Final Faith; A Statement of the Nature and Authority of Christianity as the Religion of the World

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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. 1910 Excerpt: ...however dark their days might be, however great the enemies that conquered them. Thus the relation of God and His people was transferred from the region of outward and formal ceremonialism to that of inner moral purposes. Jehovah called for "mercy and not sacrifice "; He had regard to those who "did justly ...
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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. 1910 Excerpt: ...however dark their days might be, however great the enemies that conquered them. Thus the relation of God and His people was transferred from the region of outward and formal ceremonialism to that of inner moral purposes. Jehovah called for "mercy and not sacrifice "; He had regard to those who "did justly and loved mercy and walked humbly with their God." The Ten Commandments have always, and rightly, been regarded as of great significance at this point. For even though we allow that their form, being in the main negative (Thou shalt not), and referring principally to outward action, was imperfect, we must emphasise the fact that they do bear upon the sphere of personal relations with man and with God. They are ethical and not ceremonial, spiritual or personal and not formal or mechanical. 2. The Later Prophets.--It was with that sphere of the personal and ethical that the great prophets were almost entirely concerned. For them Jehovah was the true King of Israel. He made known His will, the will of unquestionable righteousness, and that was the law of Israel. To that will the laws and customs of His people should conform. In the light of that will kings should reign, judges decree justice, citizens conform the aims and habits of their lives. Social greed and corruption, tyranny and oppression, were severely condemned and threatened with appropriate punishment because they contravened the righteous will of God, and, in wronging any class of His people, wronged Him. (See especially, Amos.) Even the international relations of Israel were brought under the survey of this divine will. There, too, His people displayed their reverence or irreverence for Jehovah, their gratitude or ingratitude, and there they proved whether they believed in th...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150494048
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 62
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.13 (d)

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