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(without typos) from the publisher. 1877. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... THE JEWISH NATION, AND GOD'S DEALINGS WITH THEM, Paralleled
With Individual Christians, And God's Dealings With Them. 1 THIS
perhaps may be done with good advantage, as supplying I. An
evidence (not always taken notice of) of the divine authority of
the Old Testament in particular. II. A strong reason for studying
that portion of the Holy Scriptures, especially the Prophets, more
than is usually done. III. As directing us where we are in most
danger, if we, as individual Christians, are most likely to
transgress in the same way that the Jews did as a nation; viz. on
the side of hypocrisy; the threefold nature of which would be
explained at large a. I. i. As to the first, compare Warburton's
"Divine Legation," iv. 6, (Works, ii. 649, 50, ) and the extract
from Spencerb in the note, where the divinity of the Ritual Law is
proved from its capability of a like double purpose. Let it be
considered whether there be not a peculiar evidence of divinity in
this--that, whereas other pictures of man represent him more as he
is to his neighbour and himself, the Bible only represents him as
he is towards God. It being requisite for this purpose that God's
dealings should be known as well as man's. The contrast may be
drawn both with Pagan philosophy and corrupt or fanatical forms of
revealed religion since the Gospel. This therefore, of itself,
being a great argument of supernatural wisdom, the addition of the
following circumstance See Butler, i. 332, and note; Oley's Pref.
to Jackson, p. 2; Jackson, i. 650-54, 692--738 b De Leg. Heb. Rit.,
p. 218, (quoted by Warburton). heightens it still more: viz., that
the first detailed and regular exhibition of these dealings was not
with an individual, but with the body of the Jewish people. 2. The
fact is first to be e...
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