Theological discourses on important subjects, doctrinal and practical

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byJames Thomson

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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. 1808. Excerpt: ... DISCOURSE VI. Messiah's Lordship Over His Church. Psalm xlv. 11.--He is thy Lord, and worship thou him. THIS psalm is evidently an Epithalamium, or nuptial song. It can have no relation to any of David's marriages, or to that of Solomon with Pharaoh's daughter; as the characters described cannot apply to any of these parties. The celebration of the nuptials of Christ and his church' is evidently the subject of the psalm; as to these characters alone will the descriptions agree. The Mediator is introduced, more particularly, in his royal character, as king and head of his church, subduing his enemies, converting sinners, and extending his conquests. His kingdom was to be formed of such persons as were, naturally, his enemies, being in a state of subje&ion to Satan; and actively employed in supporting his kingdom; it was to exist long in the world, to be widely extended, and to be protected against the designs and attacks of numerous and mighty enemies, to which it was to be continually exposed; hence consummate wisdom and almighty power became necessary qualifications in Zion's king. These he possesses in the utmost possible perfection. "Grace is poured into his lips, and he is anointed with the oil of gladness above his fellows." The holy Spirit is-given him without measure, and " Rests upon him, as a spirit of wisdom and understanding, a spirit of counsel and might, and a spirit of knowledge," &c. "His right hand teaches him terrible things." He cannot be deficient in power, being the most high God, whose1 throne is for ever. Thus qualified, the prophet addresses him in language highly finished, and beautifully appropriated to his character and work. "Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty. And in thy majesty ride pr...

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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. 1808. Excerpt: ... DISCOURSE VI. Messiah's Lordship Over His Church. Psalm xlv. 11.--He is thy Lord, and worship thou him. THIS psalm is evidentl...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:158 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.34 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217299776

ISBN - 13:9780217299770

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