The Life of the Saviour

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byHenry Ware

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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. 1834. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. THE TRANSFIGURATION--JESUS RETURNS TO CAPERNAUM--PASSES THROUGH PERiEA TOWARD JERUSALEM. While the minds of the disciples were in a state of amazement at the new prospect opened before them, an event took place calculated to enlighten and instruct them, as well as to prepare them for their coming trials. Six days after the scene recorded at the close of the last chapter, Jesus took his three confidential apostles, Peter, James, and John, and retired with them to a mountain for purposes of devotion;--another example of his custom to devote a season to special prayer at every important crisis of his life. While he prayed, his appearance became changed, his countenance shone with a lustre like that of the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. At the same time Moses and Elijah, the two great names of the ancient dispensation, appeared to him, and conversed with him respecting his approaching death at Jerusalem. Perhaps they were sent to reveal to him fully all its purposes and necessity. Perhaps, as when he afterward prayed earnestly in the garden, an angel was sent to strengthen him, so now, as he prayed on the mountain, these holy prophets were sent to cheer aim and help him to meet his fearful trials. This however we do not know, and there is no room to enter into a discussion of all the questions to which this remarkable event has given rise. One thing is clear. It was designed to give a divine testimony to the character and authority of Jesus; for, as the prophets departed and the bright cloud moved away, a voice was heard saying, " This is my beloved son; hear him." Peter afterwards, in one of his Epistles, refers to this voice "from the excellent glory" as one of the evidences of his Master's truth. As they went down from the mountai...

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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. 1834. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. THE TRANSFIGURATION--JESUS RETURNS TO CAPERNAUM--PASSES THROUGH PERiEA TOWARD JERUSALEM. While the minds of the di...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217555985

ISBN - 13:9780217555982

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