A Catechism on the Parables of the New Testament by John Mather AustinA Catechism on the Parables of the New Testament by John Mather Austin

A Catechism on the Parables of the New Testament

byJohn Mather Austin

Paperback | February 4, 2012

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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. 1842. Excerpt: ... A. It is. Jews inquires, " How much, then, is a man better than a sheep?"--(Matt. xii. 12.) Q. What conclusion then may we draw? A. We may conclude that if a shepherd considers his lost sheep of sufficient value to seek for them until he finds them, the "shepherd and bishop of souls" deems his lost sheep--the sinful children of humanity--of value enough to seek for them until he finds them all, and returns them to the sheepfold of God. Q. Can we consistently look upon Jesus as a faithful shepherd, if we believe he will return from his search, leaving vast numbers of his strayed and lost sheep to perish? Q. Is the shepherd represented as saying that if, after searching for a short period, he did not find the lost sheep, he should return without it, and suffer it to perish? Q. Can it be supposed the Saviour of the world will conduct his search after the lost sheep of mankind, in this manner? A. It cannot. The Scriptures do not assert nor intimate that Jesus will endeavor for a season to save sinnersj: and, if he does not succeed, will then abandon the undertaking in despair; but Christ himself declares that he came not only to seek, but to save, that which was lost! Q. If there is a sinner of the human race whom Jesus does not save, will there not be a sheep which he has not found? A. There will; and the work he came to do, would, in that case, never be accomplished. Q. In what light would this place the Redeemer before the world? A. In the light of an unfaithful shepherd, who returns without finding the lost sheep which he went to seek and bring back, and thus fails in the chief work it was his duty to do. Q. Would it not be ungenerous and wicked, to believe that Christ will discharge the duties of shepherd in this unfaithful manner? Q. What assurance have...
Title:A Catechism on the Parables of the New TestamentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217157173

ISBN - 13:9780217157179