The Saviour's Parting Prayer For His Disciples; A Series Of Chapters On Our Lord's Intercessory…

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byWilliam Landels

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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. 1872. Excerpt: ... "I pray not that Thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that Thou shouldest keep them from evil."--John xvii. 15. / HRISTIANS arc in the world for the accomplishment of a great purpose. Like their Lord, they have a mission, the fulfilment of which requires their presence here. Hence their unworldliness does not imply, as we have seen, their removal from the world by death, nor their separation by monastic seclusion; nor does our Lord's prayer for their preservation involve their immediate removal from the evils that surround them. Such removal, however' grateful it might be to them, does not consist with the Divine purpose concerning them. Just as our Saviour's mission required that He should visit the world in order to its fulfilment, so it is necessary to the fulfilment of theirs that they should remain in the world for a time. Hence He says farther on, " As Thou hast sent me into the world, so send I them into the world." As the "salt of the earth," and "the light of the world," they could only fulfil their mission through contact with it. The salt must penetrate the mass which it is designed to preserve, and the light radiate through the darkness which it is designed to dispel. The mass putrefies when the salt is kept apart from it, and the world remains in darkness when the light is withheld. Bodies of men degenerate when there is no one of superior character and enlightenment to counteract their downward tendencies; and in the absence of Christians the world would inevitably become one mass of corruption too loathsome to be tolerated, every nation becoming worse than the most degraded portions of heathendom, until the whole race was ripe for destruction, like the Canaanites, and the Sodomites, and the antediluvians, whom the justice of God s...

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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. 1872. Excerpt: ... "I pray not that Thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that Thou shouldest keep them from evil."--John xvii. 15. / HR...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217370012

ISBN - 13:9780217370011

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