Introductory lessons on morals, and Christian evidences by Richard WhatelyIntroductory lessons on morals, and Christian evidences by Richard Whately

Introductory lessons on morals, and Christian evidences

byRichard Whately

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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. 1856. Excerpt: ... LESSON XVI. MODERN JEWS. PART II. § 1. It is likely that, when Jerusalem and its Temple were destroyed, several of the Jews who had till then rejected the Gospel may have been at length converted, by the strong additional evidence which was thus afforded. They saw the heavy judgment that fell on their nation, and that it was such as to make the observance of their law impossible. They saw also, that the event agreed with what Jesus had predicted forty years before. And they saw too that those of his followers who had been living in Jerusalem had been enabled to escape destruction by following his directions, and fleeing to the mountains as soon as they saw Jerusalem encompassed by an army. It is therefore likely that several may have been led by this additional evidence to embrace the Christian faith. But of this we have no records, as the book of Acts takes in only an earlier period. And in that book we have'no particulars of the numbers of those Jews who were converted; though it appears they must have amounted to many thousands,--indeed, many myriads, that is, tens of thousands, as is said in the original Greek of Acts xxi. 20. But still these made but a small portion only of that great nation. And as the Jewish Christians would soon become mingled with the Gentile Christians, and cease to be a separate people, hence all those who are known as Jews at this day are the descendants of those who rejected the Gospel. These are computed to amount, at the present time, notwithstanding the prodigious slaughter of them at the taking of their city, and on several other occasions, to no less a number than 4,800,000, scattered through various parts of the world; everywhere mixing and trading with other nations, but everywhere kept distinct from them by their...
Title:Introductory lessons on morals, and Christian evidencesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217935370

ISBN - 13:9780217935371