The Divine Rest, Or Scriptural Views Of The Sabbath by John Seely Stone

The Divine Rest, Or Scriptural Views Of The Sabbath

byJohn Seely Stone

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1867. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. CHANGE OF THE DAT. T"N preceding Chapters, I have shown, by various proofs, that the Sabbath was instituted immediately after the creation of man; and that, therefore, its authority is divine, and its obligations universal.-Let me now prepare the way for another view of the subject by a few words on the general relations of the Institution to the religion of the Bible and the Church of God. I consider the Sabbath, then, as holding coeval relations with revealed religion in its progressive development among men, and with the Church of God in its gradual growth from its first simple rudiment in Eden to its present organized forms in the world. Religion without a Sabbath, as it will hereafter be shown, tends towards an abstraction without realization; and a Ciiukcii without a Sabbath would soon become as poor as a Church without a ministry, and as diseased as a Church without morals. As they at first existed, religion and the Church had but few and simple forms; and correspondingly, their Sabbath was doubtless a day of few and simple duties. As, however, the ages rolled by, these things of God took on more and more of organized form and movement. The Sabbath in Eden must have been a sort of "Love Feast" between God and His two unsinning worshipers. Afterwards, it took on Sacrifice with confession and prayer, as the offering of Sinners to a withdrawn, because offended, Maker. Later still, it gathered into itself a fuller and more richly significant ceremonial as the specially enjoined worship of a chosen and peculiar people. And finally, it became the Day of the Lord of the whole Earth, full of the memories of all His works in Creation, in Redemption and in grace; and hallowed to the honor of all" His Name, Father, Son and Holy Ghost; a Day for the...

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Title:The Divine Rest, Or Scriptural Views Of The SabbathFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217580432

ISBN - 13:9780217580434

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