The Evils Which Have Resulted At Various Times From A Misapprehension Of Our Lord’s Miracles; Eight Discourses Preached Before The University Of Cambridge In The Year MDCCCXLIV ...
Author: John Howard Marsden
Number of Pages: 44
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Book Description: 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. 1845 Excerpt: ... its feet are lame; and it is throughout infected with foul disorders. When He, therefore, who was the great Physician of the soul, exercised a miraculous power of healing upon those who were diseased in the body,--the deaf, the dumb, the maimed, the infirm, and the leper;--does it not appear as if His intention was to prefigure the cure of spiritual diseases, the leprosy of sin, the various ailments and infirmities of the soul? When the light of day was for the first time poured upon the sightless eyeballs of the man who was born blind, it was a miracle well suited to the character and office of Him who wrought it, and who announced Himself on this very occasion as the "light of the world." 85 And as He cured all bodily diseases, so He overcame that which is the consummation of them all, even death; signifying, as it were, His final victory over that which is the consummation of all spiritual disorders, even spiritual death. In the restoration of a dead body to life, is there not a visible emblem of the renovation of a soul, dead in trespasses? It is recorded, that some of His miracles were wrought upon strangers and aliens; which might seem to indicate that the spiritual blessings which He had to confer, would not be confined to Israel alone. And when those strangers showed a higher degree of faith and gratitude than the Jews, did it not seem intended to show beforehand, that the Gentiles would surpass the Jews in their readiness to embrace the Gospel? We find Him, indeed, expressly declaring, in immediate connexion with the commendation which He bestowed upon the faith of the Gentile centurion, that--" many shall come from the East, and from the West, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven: but the ...
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