Consolations of the Cross, and the rest of the blessed, sermons by Patrick CheyneConsolations of the Cross, and the rest of the blessed, sermons by Patrick Cheyne

Consolations of the Cross, and the rest of the blessed, sermons

byPatrick Cheyne

Paperback | February 5, 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. 1859. Excerpt: ... SERMON Y. THE PENITENT.--L Romans T. 8.--God commendeth His love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for ns. This is Good Friday, the darkest and most mournful day in the whole circle of the Church's year. On this day the darkest deed that human wickedness ever perpetrated, was performed upon Mount Calvary. The Lord of nature was nailed to the Cross, by the hands of His own creatures, amid the jeers, the laughter, and the yells of execration of the miserable beings whom He came to seek and save; for whom He was willing to die. Hell triumphed because the world's Eedeemer seemed to be defeated, and the victory of sin secured, and Satan's empire established beyond the risk of overthrow. "He saved others!" the devil prompted the blaspheming priests and rulers to exclaim in impious derision, "He saved others, Himself he cannot save!" He was weak, helpless, and expiring in agony on the tree of scorn, and all His work had fallen to the ground. "He is become weak as one of us;" for how can the dying rescue the dead from Him who had the power of death, and whose strong hand appeared to have seized the Deliverer in its relentless grasp. How could the dead save the living; how could He who was crucified as a malefactor between two thieves--how could He be that mighty One who should have redeemed Israel. So argued the chief priests in the triumph of their malice. So reasoned the devils in their dark council against the Lord and against His anointed. This was the work of Good Friday; and yet by one of those paradoxes, which so much abound in the spiritual kingdom, we call it "Good," though it seemed to be the very power and triumph of evil But God works His will out of the conflict of opposing principles. The victories of His kingdom and its hi...
Title:Consolations of the Cross, and the rest of the blessed, sermonsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217195717

ISBN - 13:9780217195713