Priestly Pretensions And God's Word by Richard Turrell McmullenPriestly Pretensions And God's Word by Richard Turrell Mcmullen

Priestly Pretensions And God's Word

byRichard Turrell Mcmullen

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... PRIESTLY PRETENSIONS. An Allegory And Its Application. A Certain great King appointed as the ruler of his kingdom a Prince in whose wisdom he reposed unbounded and wellmerited confidence. Moreover, by a stupendous sacrifice on a memorable occasion this Prince had rendered such distinguished service to the King that he promised never to refuse any petition presented by him, whatever its nature might be. It was decreed to be an unalterable law of the kingdom that every inhabitant thereof must, immediately on the King's command, or at some time during his life, present himself before the King, to be a happy participator in his joy, or, on contumacious refusal, be subject to the penalty of death, and to a condition of endless remorse in a future state of existence. Whilst, evidently, of all things most desirable, it would also seem that nothing could be easier than thankfully to accept the terms of this beneficent decree. But there accompanied it a condition not less immutable than the decree itself, viz.: that no one should presume to present himself with garments defiled, or who had in any way offended against the laws of the kingdom. This was dreadful, and, at first sight, seemed to impose an insuperable difficulty, as every inhabitant, upon self-examination, was conscious he had broken, not one only, but very many of the King's commands; and yet he knew that, sooner or later, for weal or for woe, he must appear before the King. Dreadful as was the thought of this dilemma to the inhabitants of the land, it was infinitely more so to the King and to the good Prince, who had deeper knowledge than the people of the fearful and hopeless nature of the penalty that, unless a sure way of escape could be devised, must inevitably be incurred. So the great...

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Title:Priestly Pretensions And God's WordFormat:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:July 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217031471

ISBN - 13:9780217031479

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