The Philanthropy of God; Described and Illustrated in a Series of Sermons

 
9781235650468: The Philanthropy of God; Described and Illustrated in a Series of Sermons
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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. 1892. Excerpt: ... V. THE DEADLY MILITARISM OF LORD WOLSELE Y. "And He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide concerning many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more"--Isaiah ii. 4. THIS glorious prophecy teaches us, in quite unmistakable language, that the day is coming when Jesus Christ will substitute Arbitration for War; and when under His influence human society, so long organized as a military system, will be reconstructed on an industrial basis. Isaiah goes on to predict that the triumph of Christ will be so complete that nations will not even " learn war any more "; will abolish standing armies; will substitute law for force in international affairs as completely as that substitution has already taken place in private life. This will be the most conspicuous and the crowning feature of His reign. In a later chapter Isaiah enumerates the kingly titles of the Messiah: "His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace" (Isa. ix. 6). The last and greatest of all is--Prince of Peace. When the angels of God heralded the Nativity, they sang, " Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace"-. that is the distinctive glory of the King of Kings--peace. So fully was this realized at the beginning of the Christian era, that for four centuries after Christ the profession of arms was deemed inconsistent with the profession of Christianity. There is no question on which the Churches of Christ have departed more completely from the teaching of Christ. This is the darkest and most scandalous page in the lamentable history of ecclesiastical Christianity. At this moment France and Germany...

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