Lectures On The Prophecies, Proving The Divine Origin Of Christianity

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byAlexander Mccaul

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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. 1846. Excerpt: ... LECTURES. LECTURE I. Isaiah XLIII. 9. "Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and show us former things? Let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear and say, It is truth." In the days of Ahab, king of Israel, Elijah the Tishbite terminated a controversy, and proved the truth of his religion by an appeal to Omnipotence. He proposed that the worshippers of the Lord and the followers of Baal should severally prepare an altar and a victim, call upon the object of their adoration, and acknowledge him that should answer by fire as the true and living God. The challenge was accepted, the altars erected, the victims slain, and laid in order. The prophets of Baal cried all day long to their pretended master, and all day long there was no answer. At length, at the time of the evening sacrifice, Elijah drew near, and poured forth a simple petition to the God of his fathers--an answer of fire from heaven was vouchsafed--the victim and the altar were consumed--and the controversy decided: the people fell on their faces, and cried out, "The Lord, he is the God." Every doubt was silenced, and every doubter satisfied by the interposition of Omnipotence. All felt that there was no room for imposture--no possibility of delusion--and that nothing short of Divine Power could produce effects such as they had beheld. To prove the truth of Christianity, a similar appeal is possible. God has not, indeed, commanded us to call for an exhibition of His Almighty Power, nor, whenever a doubter proposes an objection, to look for a display of omnipotence; but he has directed us to appeal to another attribute, as exclusively his own as that of omnipotence, and that is, His power o...

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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. 1846. Excerpt: ... LECTURES. LECTURE I. Isaiah XLIII. 9. "Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217964540

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