The Works of Thomas Adams Volume 2; containing sermons from texts in the New Testament. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: 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. 1862 Excerpt: ...finding it easier to see pictures than to comprehend doctrines, and to form prayers to the images of men, than to form man to the image of God. Nor can they excuse themselves from idolatry by saying they put their confidence in God, not in the images of God. For-when the Israelites had. made their golden calf, and danced about it,--one calf about another,--they were not such beasts as to think that beast their God. But so can superstition besot the mind that it makes us not men, before it can make us idolaters. What do they say?' Make us gods, that shall go before us,' Exod. x.'-ii. 1. Every word is wicked, absurd, senseless. They had seen the power of God in many miraculous deliverances before their eyes; the voice of God had scarce yet done thundering in their ears: he had said,'I am Jehovah, thou shalt have no other gods;' and this they, trembling, hesrd him speak out of the midst of the flames, and yet they dare speak of'another god.' The singular number would not serve them: make us 'gods.' How many gods would they have? Is there any more than one? 'Make'us gods; and were not they strange gods that could be made? Instend n£ac of gods. This charge they put upon Aaron, as if he were able to make a god. Aaron might help to spoil a man, either himself or them, but he could not make a man, not one hair of a man, much less a god; and yet they say to him, 'Make us gods.' And what should these gods do?' Go before us.' Alas! how should they go that were not able to stand? how go before others thst could not move themselves? Oh the blockishness of men, that make blocks to worship! Otherwise, how could they that are the images of God fall down before the images of creatures?' For health, they call upon thst which is weak; for life, they pray to that which is...
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