Sermons preached in Twickenham Congregational Chapel

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byGeorge Walker

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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. 1884. Excerpt: ... IV. LAZARUS AND DIVES. Part I. "There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: and there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full 01 sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover, the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried."--Luke xvi. 19--22. "EXTREMES meet. Here are wealth and-- poverty side by side. A certain rich man, clothed in purple and fine linen, fared sumptuously every day, whilst at his gate lies a beggar full of sores, desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table. Here is a picture full of strong contrasts, as strong almost as language can put them. Within the house, prosperous Dives--at the gate, leprous Lazarus. On the one hand, every luxury that taste and refinement can suggest; and on the other, a poor wretch, glad to eat the waste from the "superfluous and lust-dieted man's table." One is clothed in purple and fine linen; the other has, doubtless, the beggar's livery--rags, to defend him from the weather, and for companions and physicians--dogs: "The dogs came and licked his sores." You say, What a powerful picture, full of strongcolour! Why did our Lord paint it? Why did He use such illustrations in His teaching? Was it to excite pity? No doubt it has done so for centuries. The history of the parable, in connection with the mysteries and miracle plays of the middle ages, is conclusive on this point. But this can scarcely be the main object of the parable. In handling such a subject as this, it is necessary to make allowance for differences between Eastern an...

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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. 1884. Excerpt: ... IV. LAZARUS AND DIVES. Part I. "There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuousl...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217989047

ISBN - 13:9780217989046

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