Biblical commentary on the New Testament: Translated from the German for Clark's foreign and theological library, Volume 2

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Sheldon, 1866 - Religion
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Page 44 - ... Ah! ah!" the old man would exclaim, at every few sentences, and seemed all eye and ear. Yacooetar then told him of his resurrection, and the charge he had given to his disciples, to give his talk to all the world, and tell them to throw away their bad hearts and come to him— of his ascension, and the pouring out of the Spirit on the day of pentecost — and then told him of the scenes of a future judgment, and the final destiny of the righteous and wicked after death. When he had finished,...
Page 478 - neither did this man sin nor his parents, but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. I must work the works of Him that sent me while it is day .... as long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
Page 592 - But the prayer of Christ for the world takes quite a different form from that for the Church. The former is to the effect that the world may cease to be what it is ; the latter, that the Church may be perfected in that which it has received into itself. Now, here the latter only is the object in view...
Page 106 - Of that reference to infant baptism which it is so common to seek in this narrative, there is clearly not the slightest trace to be found.
Page 494 - Again, on John x, 17, he says, " Neither a compulsory decree of the Father nor the power of the Evil One, occasioned the death of the Son, but it resulted only from the inward impulse of the love of Christ. The Father who is love itself permitted that death of love to which the Son devoted himself, because it would have been contrary to his nature to prevent the highest display of love; but in the will of the Father there was nothing compulsatory to the Son.
Page 505 - At the same time, we must not overlook the fact that in seventeenthcentury New England the proportion of the total population which had a chance for at least some secondary or college schooling was much higher than in the other colonies, in the England of the same period, or in early nineteenth-century New England. Poor boys did go to seventeenthcentury...
Page 229 - Matt. xxiv. 3, 27, 37, 39; 1 Cor. xv. 23; 1 Thess. ii. 19, iii. 13, iv.
Page 498 - Those,' says Olshausen on St. John x. 30, ' who would entertain the hypothesis — at once Arian, Socinian, and Rationalistic — that lv flvai refers only to unity of will, not of nature, should not forget that true unity of will without unity of nature is something inconceivable. Hence, if Christ speaks of unity of will between Himself and His people, this can subsist only so far as such unity of will has been rendered possible to them by a previous communication of His nature
Page 492 - The Redeemer's knowledge of us is the active element, penetrating us with His power and life; that of believers is the passive principle, the reception of His life and light. In this reception, however, an assimilation of the soul to the sublime Object of its knowledge and love takes place ; and thus an activity, though a derived one, is unfolded, which shows itself in obedience to His commands.
Page 209 - We see from this subject the meaning of that part of the second commandment, which speaks "of visiting the iniquities of the fathers upon the children, to the third and fourth generation.

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