The Holy Word In Its Own Defence; Addressed To Bishop Colenso And All Other Earnest Seekers After…

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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. 1863 Excerpt: ... the Lord says, " As the hosts of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured, so will I multiply the seed of David, My servant." Now, this cannot be a natural fact, and can only be understood spiritually, by looking at David as the representative of the Lord, as the Word; the Truths of which are multiplied indefinitely, adapting themselves to the states of all people. » The Lord is said to tell the number of the stars, and to call them all by their names. To number or count means to examine the qualities of things, and see how good or how true they are. To number the stars is to examine the truths of the human mind, the stars of our mental heaven, and see their quality. He is said to bring out the hosts of heaven by number; which means that He arranges all heavenly principles in the mind, according to their quality. Again, the Lord says, through John, " Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred three score and six." (Rev. xiii, 18.) Here is indeed wisdom: for none can count the number of the beast but him that hath understanding. And to have understanding is to see why his number is 666, and also why this is the number of a man. To have understanding in this matter is to know the spiritual sense. Now, the quality of the human mind is the thing here inquired after. For the spiritual sense of the "Word treats of nothing else but the Divine and human minds. And the mind of man is the complex of all created things. He is called a beast on account of his natural appetites and passions. He is called a man on account of his reason and intellect. It is his rational faculty which distinguishes him from the beast, and gi...

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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. 1863 Excerpt: ... the Lord says, " As the hosts of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured, so will I multiply the seed o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:May 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217952844

ISBN - 13:9780217952842

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