Sermons Preached At Trinity Chapel, Brighton (volume 1); First Series by Frederick William RobertsonSermons Preached At Trinity Chapel, Brighton (volume 1); First Series by Frederick William Robertson

Sermons Preached At Trinity Chapel, Brighton (volume 1); First Series

byFrederick William Robertson

Paperback | February 2, 2012

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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. 1859. Excerpt: ... XIX. THE KINGDOM OF THE TRUTH. ASSIZE SERMON. Joiw xviii. 37.--" Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my-voice. The Church is the kingdom of God on earth, and the whole fabric of the Christian Religion rests on the monarchy of Christ. The Hebrew prisoner who stood before the Roman Judge claimed to be the King of men, and eighteen centuries have only verified His claim. There is not a man bearing the Christian name who does not, in one form or another, acknowledge Him to be the Sovereign of his soul. The question therefore at once suggests itself--On what title does this claim rest? Besides the title on which the Messiah grounded His pretensions to be the Ruler of a kingdom, three are conceivable. The title of force; the title of prescriptive authority; or the title of incontrovertible reasoning. Had the Messiah founded His kingdom upon the basis of Force, He would have simply been a rival of the Caesars. The imperial power of Rome rested on that Principle. This was all that Pilate meant at first by the question, " Art thou a king?" As a Roman he had no other conception of rule. Right well had Rome fulfilled her mission as the iron kingdom, which was to command by strength, and give to the world the principles of Law. But that kingdom was wasting when these words were spoken. For seven hundred years had the Empire been building itself up. It gave way, at last, and was crumbled into fragments by its own ponderous massiveness. To use the language of the prophet Daniel, miry clay had mixed with the kingdom of iron, and the softer nations which had been...
Title:Sermons Preached At Trinity Chapel, Brighton (volume 1); First SeriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217552811

ISBN - 13:9780217552813