Earthly shadows of the heavenly kingdom by Frederick WhitfieldEarthly shadows of the heavenly kingdom by Frederick Whitfield

Earthly shadows of the heavenly kingdom

byFrederick Whitfield

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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. 1872. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. THE TARES AND THE WHEAT. Before entering on the consideration of this parable several important points of instruction need to be noticed. May the Lord the Spirit give us a right understanding in the solemn truths it unfolds, and grace to lay them to heart. All the parables, from the commencement of that of the sower up to the leaven, are to be looked upon as a whole, and as a gradual development of the kingdom of God. In the first, that of the sower, the prominent feature is the seed taking hold of the ground. In the second, the tares and the wheat, the prominent idea is fruit and its character. In the mustard-seed it is growth. In the leaven it is its power to assimilate to itself, and in its character as bread, to sustain life. The wheat and tares show us the present state of the kingdom, which began in our Lord's time and is to continue till His return. Looked at in connection with the drag-net--the last parable--it is most instructive. In the tares and the wheat the leading idea is the good and evil growing together. The drag-net brings before us the separation and casting away of the evil. In the tares and wheat seeds are Principles, and as principles Spring up; in the draw-net they are men, and as men Drawn up for judgment. The one shows the natural development of truth and error in the hearts of good and evil; in the drag-net is CoerCive power and the judgment that follows. Again, in the sower the seed is the Word; here, the good seed are the children--children "born again of the Word," "clean by the Word," "begotten by the Word." Thus in this parable there is progress--the gospel-seed of the first producing the gospel-children of the second. In this parable of the tares and the wheat, "the children of the kingdom" mean only those who a...
Title:Earthly shadows of the heavenly kingdomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217832210

ISBN - 13:9780217832212