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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... VII.-THE DOVE. VII.--THE DOVE., f"lfllHE Holy Spirit at the baptism of Christ ffBc wis seen descending upon Him in the ...Read MoreThis 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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... VII.-THE DOVE. VII.--THE DOVE., f"lfllHE Holy Spirit at the baptism of Christ ffBc wis seen descending upon Him in the shape of a dove (Matt. iii. 16). It is sweet to notice at the baptism of Christ we have the Trinity--the voice of the Father, the person of Christ, and the Spirit descending upon Him. We cannot explain the truth how that God is three persons and yet only one God, but we believe it because it is a fact revealed in the Word of God. We look at the gas light: we cannot explain how there is three things in one, namely, light, colour, and heat; but there it is, and we are bound to believe it because it is a fact; if you take away one you take away all three. The dove, as an emblem of the Holy Spirit, tells us of His loving, tender, gentle, and comforting work. It is our purpose in this paper to keep before our readers this one truth, namely, the Spirit manifesting His own work in the believer in the new life begotten, and His own nature being manifested in the life of the believer. In connection with this emblem notice seven P's: -- is begotten by Himself; thus the believer may be likened to a clove, because he has the same nature as Ihe Spirit of God. In connection with this, notice the two following points: -- I. The dove reminds us of the Personality of the Spirit. The Spirit is more than an influence; He is as much a person as the Father and Son. Creation is said to be by God the Father, the Son, and the Spirit: God the Father is the source of creation (Job xxxviii. 4; Acts xvii. 24; 1 Cor. viii. 6; Eph. iii. 9); God the Son is the agent (Ps. xxxiii. 6; John i. 3, 10; 1 Cor. viii. 6; Col. i. 5; Heb. i. 2); God the Holy Spirit as to its actual accomplishment (Gen. i. 2; Job xxvi. 4; Ps. ciii. 30). In Gen. i. 2, we read...Read Less
Good/No Jacket. 0825432014 Ex-Library Bookstore's stamped address appears on the inside of the rear cover. Pages are tight and clean, with prior library code numbers crossed-out with a "heavy" black marker. The gold lettering on the spine is very legible. 257 pages.
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