Grains Of Gold; Or, Select Thoughts On Sacred Themes

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byCyrus Augustus Bartol

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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.1855 Excerpt: ... precepts, that can be put into words; but the life of a divine person, in vital communication with his votaries. In this characteristic is the everlasting strength and success of the Gospel. "This Child Is Set For The Fall And Risino Again Of Many."--Precisely so it was. Priest and high priest, with knife and sacrifice, with robe and censer, fell from their high estate before the growth of that child. Levites, in all their numerous ranks, that opened and guarded the temple door, sang in the temple service, or gave their official dignity to the thirty-five sacred cities they inhabited, fell from their universal command of the minds and consciences of their countrymen. Pharisees, with their affectation of holiness, and Sadducees,.n their conceit of wisdom and pride of unbelief, fell from their aristocracy of position before the child whom they would scorn and persecute and crucify. While these many fell, to make good both parts of the prophecy, other many rose. Mean fishermen, from their nets on the sea and shore of Galilee; and despised publicans, from their tax-gathering tables; common men, servile in Judea or plebeian at Rome, rose into ability and influence. Simple women, too, who had desired only to sit at their lords' and teachers' feet, rose into the purest fame, and had their names enshrined on the tablets of the highest history, to be read thankfully in enduring glory, long as the world should stand; while Pilate and Herod, and Annas and Caiaphas, and Festus and Felix,--ay, and Csesar himself, save only in that imperial title common to all the rulers of the earth's mistress,--fell, and went down forever. The old ideas, in short, with those who clung to them, fell; the new ideas, with their advocates, rose, gained a footing, and multiplied adherents....

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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.1855 Excerpt: ... precepts, that can be put into words; but the life of a divine person, in vital communication with his votaries. In this charac...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021721746X

ISBN - 13:9780217217460

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