Notes on Scripture, by J.N.D.
Overview - 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. 1868. Excerpt: ... CHAP. II. ABRAHAM AND LOT. GENESIS XVIII., XIX. Read more...
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More About Notes on Scripture, by J.N.D. by John Nelson Darby
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. 1868. Excerpt: ... CHAP. II. ABRAHAM AND LOT. GENESIS XVIII., XIX. THE destruction of Sodom is a figure of what will happen when the Lord comes. They carried themselves as if the world was to last for ever. Such is still the great sin of the world, and what marks the incredulity of the heart (2 Peter Men make all possible arrangements for the future; and yet, since the death of Jesus, the world cannot count upon a single day. God is waiting till the iniquity of the earth reaches its height, till it is all out and open before He exercises judgment. The world takes advantage of this. Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil" (Eccles. viii. 11.) It is the principle and the practice of infidelity all through: it was the history of the antediluvians and of the doomed cities of the plain (Luke xvii. 26-30). The Church, the Christian, has properly but one object-Christ in heaven, and therefore is called to be in heart separated from everything here below. Abraham, as far as he was a stranger and pilgrim on earth, is the type of the faithful. (Heb. He saw the promises afar off, was persuaded of them, embraced them, and confessed himself a pilgrim here below Of such God is not ashamed to be called their God. He would be ashamed to own as His people those who make this world their fatherland. "And truly if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned: but now they desire a better country, that is an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God." Abraham had only a burying-place in the land of Canaan. As he followed God in the main faithfully, God took a particular interest in him: Abraham is called ...
- ISBN-13: 9781151653383
- ISBN-10: 1151653381
- Publisher: General Books
- Publish Date: February 2012
- Page Count: 22
- Dimensions: 9.69 x 7.44 x 0.05 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.13 pounds