Two Dissertations on Sacrifices; the First, on All the Sacrifices of the Jews ... ; the Second, on the Sacrifice of Christ ...

General Books, 2013 - 108 páginas
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ... DISSERTATION I. ON ALL THE SACRIFICES OF THE JEWS, With Remarks On Some Of Those Of The Heathens. CHAPTER I. Opinions and Arguments on the Origin of Sacrifices. THE sacred scriptures abound with passages in celebration of all the perfections of God, and especially of his Holiness. But this word is not always used in the same sense. Sometimes it denotes his perfect purity, or constant and immutable choice of things consistent with rectitude, which is the meaning of St. Peter; "As he which hath called you is holy, so be "ye holy in all manner of conversation--and sometimes it signifies that majesty which is discovered in every perfection; as in his infinite wisdom, uncontrollable power, and supreme and universal dominion: --attributes which entitle him to every kind of praise, and every species of worship. Thus holy is often equivalent to great, awful, venerable. This is the kind of holiness attributed to God by the sacred writers, whenever they call him "The Holy One of "Israel," or declare that " his name is holy." For The Holy One of Israel designates that venerable deity who was to be the sole object of Israelitish worship; I John iii. 3. f I Pet. i. 15. and the name of God is called holy, as deserving of being invoked with the highest reverence. This is taught in that passage of David, --" Let them praise "thy great and terrible name; for it is holy;"--where holy signifies worthy of veneration and praise. II. From this twofold holiness attributed to God, arise two kinds of holiness belonging to some other beings. One of these is peculiar to beings endued with reason: such is the holiness of those who conform their lives and wills to the will of God. The other belongs to all those things which are separated from profane or common uses, ...

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