Vol 17 Issue 04

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The Levitical Priesthood

Holiness, as was brought out (in previous articles) was one of the properties of the Levitical priesthood—of Aaron in particular, of his family of priest, and, in the final instance of the tribe of Levi, selected by the Lord to perform the service at the tabernacle. However, a distinction must be made here between Aaron in his capacity of priest and Aaron’s person as such. The character of Aaron’s holiness as priest was solely ceremonial, symbolical-typical. It was this as the office of priest with which he was vested, was solely symbolical-typical. The truth of this statement is born out...

Unto Them that Mourn in Zion

To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord that he might be glorified. The prophet here depicts the beauty, joy and consecration of the church of God. There will be beauty, oil of joy and a garment of praise given to them that mourn in Zion. The language employed is symbolic and points to the typical priest of the Old Covenant, to the robes in...

The Social Calling of the Church

The subject as above expressed may at first sight seem somewhat ambiguous, yet the subject thus stated expresses a popular conception and it is of that popular conception that this article treats. Strictly speaking we would not speak of a social calling of the church for she as instituted is limited to the task of ministering the Word of God to her members and by that Word she labors to bring to manifestation herself as the body of Christ inculcating the principle by which this life is controlled. So that in respect to the broad social sphere the church as...

The Salt and Thanksgiving

Ye are the salt of the earth. . . . Matthew 5:13. How apparently contrary to fact! Ye are the salt of the earth! Would not reality appear to relegate this statement to the category of vain boast? Ye! No, the Lord is not addressing the elite of His day, the wise and influential men of His day, the doctors of philosophy, the scholarly theologians, the Pharisees and Sadducees and Scribes, the famously religious men of the nation, the men that always cautiously demanded a sign. . . . Ye! His audience to whom He is directing this appraisal does...

And There was a Man of the Pharisees (John 3:1-21)

Christ’s first visit to Jerusalem, after His baptism, appears to have been a brief one; not longer, perhaps, than that usually paid by those who went up to the Passover. Besides the cleansing of the temple He wrought some miracles which are left unrecorded, but which we may believe were of the same kind as His subsequent ones, and these were generally miracles of healing. Many believed on Him when they saw these miracles performed; believed on Him as a wonderworker, as a man who had the great power of God at His command; but their faith scarcely went further,...

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