Notes And Illustrations Of The Parables Of The New Testament; Arranged According To The Time In…

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byThomas Whittemore

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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. 1832 Excerpt: ...into favor. Why did lie never think to complain before? Not a word of fault previously to this had ever fallen from his lips. The fact is, he never saw any reason to complain until others were treated as well as he. So long as he enjoyed his father's bounty alone, and the prodigal was far away suffering in sin, he felt contented and happy; but the moment the father shows the least kindness to any person besides himself, then he is angry, and will not go in. This was the real disposition of the Pharisees. Why did they murmur against Christ? Because "he received sinners, and ate with them," ver. 2. But let us examine this elder son a little more closely. He says his father never gave him a kid that he should make merry with his friends. What is this true? Did not his father divide his goods with the children? ver. 12; and did not the father say, 'son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine'? ver. 31. It seems then that Pharisees can' utter falsehoods, holy as they think themselves. The father closes the scene by asserting the pro priety of his conduct. 'It was meet that we should make merry and be glad; for this thy brother was dead and is alive again; and was lost, and is found." If the Pharisees to whom these parables were originally delivered, had any sensibility whatsoever, they must have felt the force of the rebuke which was here so adroitly administered. The spirit of the Pharisees is the same in every age of the world; and we are sorry to say, that we perceive much of it among mankind now. If we tell some persons that God will at last receive all his prodigal children to his kingdom, they are exceedingly displeased; they cannot endure such doctrine. They do not complain, if we say that they themselves are to enjoy God forev...

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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. 1832 Excerpt: ...into favor. Why did lie never think to complain before? Not a word of fault previously to this had ever fallen from his lips. Th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217878784

ISBN - 13:9780217878784

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