Commentary on the Sermon on the Mount, Tr. by R.L. Brown

9781235605833: Commentary on the Sermon on the Mount, Tr. by R.L. Brown

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. 1860. Excerpt: ... And the object is, that men, seeing these works, may "glorify your Father which is in heaven." It had, indeed, been said, ver. 10, that the world would hate the Christian Zucuogvvt, and would persecute it; yet this does not imply that some will not be susceptible so as to be gained out of the Koct/ws (comp. John xvii. 9 with 20). Among these would be men who from the first were men bonae voluntatis, as the centurion; Luke xxiii. 47: iSogacre Tov &eov. Among them others, too, who had before been scandalized, or had even blasphemed: 1 Pet. ii. 12: Iva iv to KaraXaXovcnv v/iwv co? xaKoiroiwv, iic T£v icakwv epycov, eTTOTrrevcravTes, Boaccoo'i Tov Qebv iv rjfepa itriaicoTrfjs: these words have almost the air of a distinct reminiscence. And even of those who do not own these works, what St Chrysostom says is true: Kara To crvveiBbs v/na? davfido-ovrai ical airoSefjovTai, wzirepovv oi avepw; KoXatcevovres Tov? iv TTOvrpia oovra'? Kclto. vow oiaf3aovcri,. Luther: "This is said quite in St Matthew's fashion, who often speaks of works in this way. For he and the other two Evangelists, Mark and Luke, do not build their Gospels upon the high doctrine of Jesus Christ, like St John and St Paul. Hence it is that these Evangelists discourse and exhort so much about good words and works; and so it was to be in Christianity, that men were both to speak the first and perform the last. But let everything have its proper place and value: the first thing is to have faith in Christ, and after that comes the doing of good works." III. THE RIGHTEOUSNESS REQUIRED UNDER THE OLD DISPEN-SATION TO BE PERFECTED AND FULFILLED IN THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST. Vers. 17-48. Ver. 17. A saying of the greatest importance in the original history of Christianity. The works to be compared on the ...

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