The Healing Art the Right Hand of the Church; Or, Practical Medicine an Essential Element in the Christian System

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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. 1859 Excerpt: ...only one-half of his Master's purposes; not less truly do the fruits of the Christian ministry in the Church testify that it has been addressed to only one element of humanity, only " one-half of man's nature." In both cases, by discarding an essential ingredient in the armamentarium of the Church, the ...
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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. 1859 Excerpt: ...only one-half of his Master's purposes; not less truly do the fruits of the Christian ministry in the Church testify that it has been addressed to only one element of humanity, only " one-half of man's nature." In both cases, by discarding an essential ingredient in the armamentarium of the Church, the effectiveness of that nice and complete adaptation to all the requirements of human nature which was exhibited in the doings and teachings of Christ, has been wholly undone; and Christianity, which professes to replace the authority and diffuse the favour of God over His whole creation, has been made to stand altogether dissociated from some of the most important departments of human interests; and humanity, with some of its heaviest burdens, has been sent to look for comfort and deliverance from its troubles elsewhere than in the Church of Christ. There is indeed no figure of speech in the appeal, which has been already referred to, addressed through K 2 the prophet Ezekiel to the shepherds of Israel, when applied to the Christian pastors of these times,--" Woe to the shepherds of Israel! Ye feed not the flock. The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken. Behold, I, even I, will seek that which was lost, and will bind up that tvhich was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick. I will save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey." We do not forget that among Protestants the work of missions is of a very recent date; it is a question if it can even yet be regarded as properly begun. Little more than fifty years have passed since that which is now established as the characteristic feature of an evangelical Church--an active zeal for the spread of...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781151071200
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 78
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.16 (d)

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