Summer Rest

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byGail Hamilton

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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. 1866. Excerpt: ... fROM the time of their deliverance out of Egypt to their captivity in Babylon, the Jews were continually lapsing into idolatry; and from the time of St. Paul to the present, the Christian world seems ever tending to lapse into Judaism. It is apparently a most difficult task to believe that the Messiah has come, or that, having come, he has introduced any change in our economy. The book whose title we have placed at the head of this paper has been widely distributed by a special effort of the "New York Sabbath Committee." A copy is furnished gratuitously to every pastor connected with the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, and with the Baptist and Orthodox churches. We have taken the trouble to examine the volume carefully, in order to ascertain what it is that merits so extensive and important a circulation. We find a treatise whose aim is to put the world back exactly where it was eighteen hundred years ago: to take us from under the law of Christ and put us under the law of Moses. In execution, it is prolix to weariness, singularly devoid of sprightliness, grace, and vigor of style and originality of treatment; rambling and rhetorical where it should be concise and logical, involved in its argument, often obscure and always dull. On the other hand, it bears marks of unwearied industry. It has gathered from all quarters facts, doctrines, and opinions bearing on its theme, whether they are friendly or hostile to its own theory. It is--we cannot say animated, so lively a term being quite inadmissible, but it is evidently actuated by an honest desire to do God service. It seems to be conscientious, and means to be fair. Happily for the author's self-complacency, he is endowed with an inability to see the bearings of things, and plods along with eq...

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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. 1866. Excerpt: ... fROM the time of their deliverance out of Egypt to their captivity in Babylon, the Jews were continually lapsing into idolatry...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217564526

ISBN - 13:9780217564526

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