The Mosaic Dispensation Considered As Introductory To Christianity; Eight Sermons Preached Before…

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byEdward Arthur Litton

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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. 1856 Excerpt: ... of the beast that goeth downward to the earth V "The living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward;" "There is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom in the grave whither thou goest;" "The dust shall return to the earth as it was, and the spirit shall return unto God who gave itd." More than two hundred years later, even after Hosea had delivered the great prophecy to which St. Paul, speaking of the general resurrection, seems to allude6, Hezekiah, in the immediate prospect of death, gives utterance to similar sentiments: "The d Elccles. iii. 21; ix. 5, 10; xii. 7. e 1 Cor. xv. 55. grave cannot praise Thee, death cannot celebrate Thee: they that go down to the pit cannot hope for thy truth. The living, the living, he shall praise Thee, as I do this dayf." Such, according to the extant evidence, appears to be the state in which this capital article of our faith was for a long period left. Not but that hints were given from which a reflective mind might have surmised a state of happiness hereafter in the presence of God. Of such a kind were the translations of Enoch8 and Elijah11; and perhaps the declaration from which our Lord refuted the Sadducees, " I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob;" though it is by no means certain that before this inspired comment was given, the truth which the passage involved could have been discovered'. If the well-known text in the book of Job is rightly interpreted of a proper resurrection from the dead, it must have given encouragement to others to entertain a like confidence of hope; though it must be allowed that there is a difference between the expressions of a strong faith, and a pos...

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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. 1856 Excerpt: ... of the beast that goeth downward to the earth V "The living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:May 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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