Pastor Pastorum; Or, the Schooling of the Apostles by Our Lo by Henry Latham

Pastor Pastorum; Or, the Schooling of the Apostles by Our Lo

Henry Latham
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  • ISBN
    9781150469589 / 1150469587
  • Title Pastor Pastorum; Or, the Schooling of the Apostles by Our Lo
  • Author Henry Latham
  • Format
  • Year 2010
  • Pages 116
  • Publisher
    General Books
  • Imprint General Books
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 229mm x 12mm x 152mm


General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1895 Original Publisher: Deighton, Bell and Co. Subjects: Apostles Religion / Biblical Biography / New Testament Religion / Biblical Studies / New Testament Religion / Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels

Publisher Description

Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. OUR Lord's Use Of Signs. It has been already observed that there is one feature of our Lord's way of revealing truths to men which distinguishes Him from all teachers before or since. This is the use of Signs. Miracles may have been attributed to those who have promulgated creeds at various times, but these miracles did not form a constituent part of the teaching; they were not blended with it as those of our Lord were. They are introduced only to serve for credentials, so that an appeal to them may silence incredulity; they convey no lesson, they only serve for proof. I hope to shew that it was otherwise with the signs wrought by Christ. My especial concern in this chapter is not with the nature or the credibility of miracles in general, but only with the purposes for which Christ introduced them; and with the questions of how far they were performed with a view to draw men to listen and to set forth God's kingdom, and how far for the purpose of working conviction. In the first chapter I have stated certain Laws, which our Lord observed in working Signs. These I shall presently discuss; but what I am concerned with now is the general question "Why did our Lord work Signs?“ I use the word ”Signs" instead of miracles because it is our Lord's own word. The latter expression fastens attention on the wonderment which these deeds raised in men. But our Lord uses the word “Sign,” which implies that these acts were tokens of some underlying power which, in these instances, passed into operation in an exceptional way. To our Lord, they of course were not wonders, and He never dwells on their wondrousness. In the accounts of St Matthew, St Mark and St Luke, the word “Signs” is that most commonly employed by our Lord when speaking of His own working of miracles; w...

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