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. 1837. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. THE PRESERVATION AND PURITY OF THE SCRIPTURES. A. I Was so fearful, dear mamma, that you would not have leisure to attend to me to-day, for which I should have been very sorry, as you left me yesterday in the midst of such an interesting explanation: for you were about to describe more particularly the three divisions into which the New as well as the Old Testament is divided. M. The first of the three, which is the Historical, contains the four Gospels, and the Acts of the Apostles, and it embraces the fundamental principles of the Christian faith, as taught to his followers by the great Author of our salvation. It describes the particulars of his ministry on earth, --of his birth, death, resurrection, and ascension inta heaven; the coming of the Holy Ghost, the opening of the gates of mercy to the Gentile world, --the forgiveness of sins, and the promises of life everlasting, whieh the disciples were commanded by their Lord and Master to go forth and "preach to all nations." The second division, which is the Doctrinal, contains the several Epistles, from that of Romans to that of Jude; which, like the inspired writings of old, were designed to warn us against besetting sins, and to lead our hopes to the second Advent, the re-appearance of our Saviour and Lord to "judge both the quick and the dead." The third division consists of the prophecies, which are comprised in the Book of Revelations, a great portion of which remains still unfulfilled, and are as yet hidden from our comprehension. Now, the greatest part of all these writings, both Gospels and Epistles, was penned in the Greek tongue, because it was the one most generally understood at the time they appeared. Even the Gospel of St. Mark, which was written by that Evangelist for the use ...
|Book:||Investigation; Or, Travels in the Boudoir|
|Author:||Caroline Amelia Halsted|
|Number of Pages:||00082|
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