Description - Horae Apocalypticae Volume 2; Or a Commentary on the Apoc., Including Also an Examination of Dan by Edward Bishop Elliott
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. 1847 Excerpt: ...They (the image-worshippers) were now opposed by the murmurs of many simple or rational Christians: who appealed to the evidence of texts, of facts, and of the primitive times, and secretly desired the reformation of the Church." Gibbon ix. 122. 6 The following strain of invectives against Sergius by Petrus Siculus deserves attention, both as showing the spirit of the latter, and also as exhibiting what was yet a young man: ' I hear, Sir, that thou excellest in science and literary erudition, and art moreover, in every respect, of good and moral character. Tell me, then, why dost thou not read the sacred Gospels?--On his answering to which question, ' It is not lawful for us of the laity to read them, but only for the Priests', she rejoined; ' It is not as thou supposest. For there is no acceptance of persons with God: since God willeth all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth. But your Priests, because they adulterate God's word, and hide the mysteries contained in the Gospels, do therefore avoid reading to you, their auditors, all things therein written; but read some things, and omit others, that so ye may not come to the knowledge of the truth.' Then referring to the text, ' Many will say to me in that day, Lord have we not in thy name cast out daemons, and done many virtues; and the King answering, shall say, I know you not, '1 and again that other, 'Many shall come from the east and from the west, and shall sit down with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, but the children of the kingdom will be cast into outer darkness, ' she applied them, on Sergius hesitating as to the meaning, to them that were the holy ones of the Greeks, their priests and exorcists; ' whom ye venerate, ' she said, ' as Deities, the living and...
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