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. 1900. Excerpt: ... them impressive memorials of that early time when our religion was regarded as a fanatical superstition and when the profession of faith in Christ involved contempt and ostracism. Ill Peter's Early D1scourses I. The Address Concerning the Choice of an Apostle (Acts 1: 16-22) The first occasion for an address from Peter was during the days of waiting in the " upper chamber," where many disciples were gathered in anticipation of the fulfilment of the promise. Judas'i "Fellow-believers, the treachery of Judas, who betrayed fulfilment of our Master, was but a fulfilment of prophecy. In the PIrpIh/c1y j Psalms, David, speaking by divine inspiration, refers to one who should lose his appointed place, and this is appropriate to Judas, for he really had part with us in the The violent service of the apostleship. With the money obtained by das foretold" his treachery he bought a piece of land on which he after(1: 18-20) ward died a violent death--a fact which became notorious in Jerusalem and gave rise to the name by which the place is still called, namely,' the field of blood.' The Psalmpassages to which I refer speak of his dwelling as being inhabited no more, and of another as taking his place. v "It is, accordingly, necessary for us to choose a succes-Requiresor for the vacant office. He must be taken from among Se"aposto1ic those who were associated with us and with the Master jfJ, 2a) from the beginning of his ministry to the end, and who, like ourselves, can testify from personal knowledge to his resurrection." 2. The Address at Pentecost (Acts 2: 14-39) On the day of Pentecost the disciples were given the Holy Spirit. Its outward manifestations amazed and perplexed the multitude, who accused them of intoxication. But Peter made a memorable defence and appe...
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