Nine lectures upon the history of Peter

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byHenry Blunt

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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. 1829. Excerpt: ... 190 LECTURE IX. St. John, xxi. 18. Verily, verily I say unto thee, when thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest; but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch out thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not. At the close of the last Lecture, we beheld Peter fully convinced of the guilt of his distressing act of cowardice and apostacy, and going forth, in the bitterness of his anguish, to pour into the bosom of his heavenly Father the confessions of a broken and a contrite heart. Who can describe the feelings of this affectionate disciple, during the whole of the dreadful day which succeeded the act of his denial? that day which saw the meek and perfect Saviour nailed to the cross, a spectacle to men and angels of the infinity of the love of God, and of the depravity of man. If the cries of the infuriated populace, "Crucify him, crucify him," the imprecations of the priests and elders, the wild mockery of the licentious soldiery, were able to penetrate the place of Peter's retirement, how must every sound have added tenfold anguish to his bitter lamentations; how often must he have felt, while hearing those dreadful sufferings of his Divine Master--I have added to the sorrows of this man of grief; I have at least implanted one sting in that heart, at which all the fiery darts of Satan now are levelled; I, who have " eaten bread with him, have lifted up my heel against him." How deep must have been the compunction, how overwhelming the sorrow, which such reflections would produce in such a heart as Peter's! No Evangelist has mentioned the name of Peter in the narrative of that day of sorrows. The beloved disciple, John, took his station beneath the cross of his suffering Master; the vi...

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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. 1829. Excerpt: ... 190 LECTURE IX. St. John, xxi. 18. Verily, verily I say unto thee, when thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst w...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217242731

ISBN - 13:9780217242738

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