The Early Life Of Jesus; Sermons Preached At Bedford Chapel Bloomsbury

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byStopford Augustus Brooke

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...to do evil, learn to do well; if not, the axe is laid to the root of the tree--the fan will purge the floor, and the judgment will be as fiery and as complete as your happiness shall be perfect if you do the right." In all that preaching and in its terrible menace, but more in its menace than in its promises, he was indeed Elijah, in his spirit and his power. Again, he was in union with them in that he spoke out of his own heart, unaccredited by any priesthood or caste; alone, with no authority from, but rather in opposition to the established forms of religion. As the prophets of Israel came before the people, suddenly, out of a desert silence, with an inspiration derived only from God, and driven irresistibly by an inward impulse--in the manner of Ezekiel, Jeremiah, Elijah, Micah, Amos--John appeared. And once more, in that which he foretold, he was at one with the prophets of the past. He spoke like all the rest--and out of the same inextinguishable and divine hope which has moved all poets and all prophets, and moves them now--of a kingdom of heaven to come; of a golden age when peace and righteousness and love should be supreme; when, after judgment of evil, God should reign King of kings and Lord of lords over a redeemed and willing people. These are the main points at which he was at one with the prophets. At these points also Jesus was at one with John and with the prophets. He also appeared suddenly--unconnected with any caste, unauthorized by any priesthood, growing gradually into stern opposition to the priesthood, and finally perishing at their hands. He also spoke of a kingdom, and of a righteousness which was the gate into that kingdom. But he spoke of these matters with a striking difference. At first he took up John's phrase--"...

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...to do evil, learn to do well; if not, the axe is laid to the root of the tree--the fan will purge the floor, and the ju...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217383734

ISBN - 13:9780217383738

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