The Lambs All Safe; Or, The Salvation Of Children

Paperback | May 9, 2012

byAlexander Balloch Grosart

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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. 1870 Excerpt: ...reason why He should be displeased with those who would have hindered them from being brought to Him then, and why He should say, 'Suffer them to come, and do not forbid them, for My kingdom contains just such children.' For this explanation of the phrase ' of such' I am indebted to one to whom I owe much--Dr Moiison of Glasgow. E The above explanation of the Lord's words ' of such' empties out the taunt that those who hold His reference to be to children in age must also hold that' His Kingdom' consists of children only. Retort were easy; but I don't. The thing is too serious for mere dialectic and logic. All that sort of thing is human inference; and all human inference is liable to mistake. I take this opportunity of asking my readers to carry this principle with them, and not seek to push me to an inference which I myself do not draw. I have got nothing to do with any jagged, sunken rock out of sight. I am responsible only for what is visible and 'revealed,'and for what I say. To my mind, the thing is plain as noon. Misexplaining the incident as meaning only childlike-dispositioned adults, robs it of all its meaning and of all its winsomeness. For then you have those parents seeking a blessing for their children, and getting, not that, but a lesson that they--the parents--must be child-like. This is bathos, not pathos. But not thus did the Lord act. He taught and enforced, indeed, the grand necessity of humility. But now and here He assuredly blessed the children them See Note/in Appendix. selves, and gave forth a declaration concerning children as such. But still further, I ask attention to one verse of the narrative in Mark x. 15: 'Verily I say unto you, "Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein...

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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. 1870 Excerpt: ...reason why He should be displeased with those who would have hindered them from being brought to Him then, and why He should say...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:May 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217954006

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