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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...temple, by the carrying away of the Israelitish people, and the captivity of the Jewish people in Babylon. done from any ...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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...temple, by the carrying away of the Israelitish people, and the captivity of the Jewish people in Babylon. done from any cause, is done from the Divine Providence of the Lord according to some of its laws. 247. VII. That that nation was permitted to crucify the Lord. The reason of this was, because the church among that nation was totally vastated, and become such, that they not only did not know and acknowledge the Lord, but also hated him: nevertheless, all that they aid to him was according to the laws of his Divine Providence. That the passion of the cross was the last temptation, or last combat, by which the Lord fully overcame the hells, and fully glorified his humanity, may be seen in The Doctrine Of The New Jerusalem Concerning The Lord, n. 12,13,14, and in The Doctrine Of The New Jerusalem Concerning Faith, n. 34, 35. permission; and whatever is 248. Thus far we have explained the particulars above recited, n. 236, which are some passages out of the Word, whereby a natural man, who reasons against the Divine Providence, may confirm himself in such reasoning; for, as before observed, whatever such a man sees, hears, and reads, he can take up as an argument against Providence. Few, however, confirm themselves against the Divine Providence from the things contained in the Word; but many do so from the things which are extant before theii eyes, as mentioned in n. 237, which shall now in like manner be explained. 249. I. That every worshiper of self and of nature confirms himself against the Divine providence, when he sees so many impious persons in the world, and so many of their impieties, in which, at the same time, some glory, a/nd on account of which, nevertheless, they receive no punishment from God. All impietifes, and all...Read Less
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