Sacred Biography, Or, The History Of The Patriarchs; To Which Is Added The History Of Deborah, Ruth…

Paperback | July 10, 2012

byHenry Hunter

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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. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ...have been working the righteousness of God, and preparing the way for the kingdom of peace and love. The appearance of an angel, however, though sent on an errand of mercy! though delivering a message of grace from on high, is an object of terror to frail mortality. " When Zacharias saw him he was troubled, and fear fell upon him;" and if the upright and blameless man tremble at the presence of an angel, " where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear," when "the Lord himself shall be revealed from heaven in flaming fire, taking vengeance on all them that know not God and obey not the gospel!" The triumph of goodness is the glory of a really superiour being. The Angel that " stands in the presence of God," exults not in the confusion of a frail mortal, but said to him " fear not, Zacharias." The insolence of superiority, and the delight of outshining, of dazzling, of distressing an inferiour, are the characteristics of a little soul, of some angels falsely so called; those who are truly such condescendingly sink to the level of those who are beneath them, or affectionately raise the humble up to their own. In the presence of God all distinctions vanish; Gabriel and Zacharias are fellow-creatures, fellow-servants, fellow dependants; the inferiour being makes himself known by his timidity, the superiour by his benevolence and love: this marks the difference, the affecting difference which purity and guilt have made. The flaming minister addresses the attendant on the earthly sanctuary, with all the familiarity and ease of ancient friendship; the desires of his heart, the subject of hi3 prayers are well known to him; he has all along been the sympathizing, though unseen, unknown witness of his anxieties and distresses, and he esteems it an honour...

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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. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ...have been working the righteousness of God, and preparing the way for the kingdom of peace and love. The appearance of ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:186 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.4 inPublished:July 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217043135

ISBN - 13:9780217043137

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