Sermons For Christian Families; On The Most Important Relative Duties by Edward PaysonSermons For Christian Families; On The Most Important Relative Duties by Edward Payson

Sermons For Christian Families; On The Most Important Relative Duties

byEdward Payson

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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: ... SERMON XIII. OUR OBLIGATIONS TO GOD AND MEN. Mark xii, 17. Render to Cesar the things that are Cesarh and to God the things that are God,s. At the period of our Saviour's residence on earth, the Jews were greatly divided in opinion, respecting the lawfulness of paying tribute to the Roman emperors, under whose government they were. The Pharisees, prompted by ambition, and a wish to obtain popularity, earnestly contended that, as the Jewish nation were the peculiar people of God, they ought not to submit or pay tribute to a heathen power. The Herodians, as is generally supposed, maintained that, in their present circumstances, it was not only necessary but lawful. In this dispute, the common people sided with the Pharisees, while all who wished to secure the favor of the Roman government, took part with the Herodians. In these circumstances, the enemies of our Lord flattered themselves that by proposing to him this much disputed ques tion, they should infallibly draw him into a snare. Should he decide in favor of the lawfulness of paying tribute, they could represent him to the people as an enemy to their liberties, and thus excite against him their indignation. Should he, on the other hand, assert that to pay tribute was unlawful, they could accuse him to the Roman Governor, as a mover of sedition. The plot was artfully laid, and its execution artfully conducted; but in vain did human craftiness attempt to circumvent divine wisdom. Instead of directly replying to their question, our Saviour called for a piece of money, and asked, whose image and superscription it bore. They said Cesar's. Render then, said he, to Cesar the things that are Cesar's, and to God, the things that are God's. The spirit of this passage requires us to regard the rights of all bein...
Title:Sermons For Christian Families; On The Most Important Relative DutiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021704994X

ISBN - 13:9780217049948