Bible questions; or, A plain, easy, and inviting assistance to the study of the holy Scriptures, Partie 1

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J. Souter, 1833 - 168 pages
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Page 165 - ... that we may be the children of our Father which is in heaven : for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
Page 138 - ... so God, with unerring wisdom, and with strict justice, instructs, admonishes, and corrects his people; chastises and punishes them in various ways, as the exigence of the case requires; now more moderately, now more severely; always tempering justice with mercy; in order to reclaim the wicked, to improve the good, and, finally, to separate the one from the other.
Page 167 - Testament ; he lived some time after the rebuilding of the temple and city, probably about the latter end of the times of Ezra and Nehemiah.
Page 150 - Providence sets bounds to the malice of the wicked, delivers the righteous, and makes good men meet with comfort and help in the worst of times.
Page 143 - ... and working miracles, to confirm his doctrine ; he told them, that he was sent from God, to reveal his will to lost mankind, for their recovery, and to bring them to a fuller knowledge of the unseen world, and the way thereto; and to be a Mediator and Reconciler between God and man, and to lay down his life as a sacrifice for sin ; and that he would rise again from the dead the third day; and, in the mean time, to fulfil all righteousness, and give man an example of a perfect life ; which, accordingly,...
Page 125 - ... Psalm should stir up all the true members of the Church, to sing and publish the praises of God, and to rejoice in him continually. And as the Israelites sung hymns of joy, because God had made them triumph over their enemies, and the kings that waged war with them ; we ought likewise to praise him...
Page 150 - ... book the same things that were contained in that which the king had burnt, and to add thereto particular threatenings against him, should lead us to acknowledge, that it is in vain for the wicked to pretend to stop the mouth of God's servants, or to scoff at his word. What God has determined is always executed ; and, sooner or later, impious and profane men will bear the punishment due to them ; as it happened to king Jehoiakim, who perished miserably, and whose carcase was thrown into the draught-house,...
Page 145 - To apply himself to the warnings, admonitions, and exhortations of this evangelical prophet, and this, not merely for his own sake, but for the sake of the nation he belongs to, and for the glory of God.
Page 128 - ... avoided. VIII. That one of the greatest blessings we can enjoy in this world is to find true friends. IX. That since joy makes life happy, and sorrow and vexation render it irksome, we ought to apply ourselves to the fear of God, which alone can give true contentment and satisfaction. Lastly, That one of the chief effects of wisdom is to speak with discretion, and to know when to hold our tongues. Every one of us, according to our condition and circumstances, should meditate upon these precepts,...
Page 133 - It is understood to relate to Christ and his church, but being all in figurative language, it is not easy to be explained ; all which it is designed to teach us, is taught in plainer words in the other parts of scripture.

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