A Plain Commentary On The Four Holy Gospels (volume 1); Intended Chiefly For Devotional Reading

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byJohn William Burgon

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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: ... CHAPTER XVI. 1 The Pharisees require a sign. 6 Jesus warneth His Disciples of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees. 13 The people's opinion of Christ. 16 And Peter's confession of Him. 21 Jesus foreshoweth His Death, 23 reproving Peter for dissuading Him from it. 24 And admonishing those that will follow Him, to bear the Cross. 1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting, desired Him that He would show them a sign from Heaven. The Pharisees and Scribes had already made the same demand of our Lord.(a) Here we find the former sect conspiring with their rivals, the Sadducees, to ensnare the Holy One. Take notice what readiness is found in those who are opposed to each other(6) in every thing else, to combine for an unholy purpose,--to unite in their common hostility against the Truth. Herod and Pontius Pilate are "made friend," when the Lord of Glory is to be Crucified.(c) The Stoics and Epicureans can unite in order to encounter St. Paul.(d) Something similar is witnessed at the present day in the unholy alliance which is ever and anon formed against the Church of these Realms by the various sects, whether of home or foreign growth, which are (wisely) tolerated among us. Even the unbeliever is hailed as a welcome ally, when the Church of Christ is the object of active enmity. Concerning the " sign from Heaven" required by these evil men, the Reader is referred to the notes on St. Matthew xii. 38, and St. Mark viii. 11. They desired to see Manna descend,(e) or the Sun stand still,(f) or thunder and rain appear,(i/) or fire come down from Heaven;(/«) or again, that the shadow should return backward ten degrees, (i) But,--2, 3 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather; for the sky is red: and i...

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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: ... CHAPTER XVI. 1 The Pharisees require a sign. 6 Jesus warneth His Disciples of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees. 13 Th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:242 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.51 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217664377

ISBN - 13:9780217664370

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