Unity Of Evangelical And Apostolical Teaching; Sermons Preached Mostly In Canterbury Cathedral

Paperback | January 19, 2012

byArthur Penrhyn Stanley

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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. 1859. Excerpt: ... SERMON III. MOUNT SINAI IN ARABIA. iPREACHED ON MOUNT SINAI, IN THE CONVENT OF S. CATHARINE, ON THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT, 185S.) Gal. Iv. 25. This Agar is Mount Sinai in Arabia. "whatever may have been the Apostle's meaning in the use of these words thus occuring in the Epistle of this day, every one here will have felt, I am sure, that they have come home to us with a force with which they never came before, and will never come again. "This Agar, this rocky desert," so he seems to play upon the double meaning of the word, "is Mount Sinai in Arabia." And here we are assembled for the first, and probably for the last, time in our lives, within its precincts. In a very few words let me speak of those thoughts which we ought to desire to carry away with us from such a scene. Setting aside all questions of topography or criticism, for which this is not the time or place, let us ask what to us is the everlasting lesson conveyed by the events which these mountains witnessed, what are the reflections which the sight of these scenes ought to deepen. First, we are reminded more forcibly than we can ever be again, of the delivery of those commandments which we have known from our childhood, and which the whole civilised world has now for centuries known, as the first and simplest and most universal code of morals revealed to man. Those Ten Commandments, which we have just heard read in our service here, are honoured not by our own faith only. For their sakes the three chief religions of mankind regard this spot, and this spot alone on earth, with equal reverence. What is it which we were intended to learn from this awful promulgation of this simple code? It is a lesson, old as that code itself, and well known to all of us, but one which we are too apt to forget, t...

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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. 1859. Excerpt: ... SERMON III. MOUNT SINAI IN ARABIA. iPREACHED ON MOUNT SINAI, IN THE CONVENT OF S. CATHARINE, ON THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT, 185...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217416233

ISBN - 13:9780217416238

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