The Well by the Gate

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byMelancthon Woolsey Stryker

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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.1903 Excerpt: ... Ill THE TOWER OF SILOAM "Suppose ye that these Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay."--Luke xiii. 2-5. These questions and their answer affirm certain deep and necessary distinctions concerning the moral government of God, and to establish these distinctions and hold them fast can dispose of much that always will baffle a hasty and impatient interpretation of earth's events, and can vitally enlighten and encourage us amid their intricacies of trouble and surprise. The distinction to be made is that which lies between the two features and departments of divine law--the one outward and physical, with its results consummated here; and the other inward and moral, with its issues and sanctions largely postponed. For, note carefully just what Christ said. He was speaking of " interpreting the time," with its especial public warnings and its especial significance and preluding of some mighty event; and some who heard Him immediately mentioned the recent official murder by which Pilate had made an example of certain Galileans, and to terrorize the restless agitators of Jerusalem had smitten a group of these, mingling as it were their blood with that of the sacrifices to which they had gathered. The mention of these men to Christ carried, perhaps, the suggestion that they were some radical fellow provincials of Himself, who, for temerity against the existing order of things, had paid as He yet might pay. He takes it up and adds yet another current instance. With the reserved funds of the temple, ar...

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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.1903 Excerpt: ... Ill THE TOWER OF SILOAM "Suppose ye that these Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans, because they suffered such things...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217557392

ISBN - 13:9780217557399

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