When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. (1 Corinthians 13:11) What
For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you according to the riches
A form of godliness, but denying the power thereof… (2 Tim 3:5) Paul predicts that perilous times will come when “men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud blasphemers, disobedient to parents,
A name employed in the New Testament with reference to Abraham “(Heb. 7:4), the sons of Jacob (Acts 7:8, 9), and to David” (2:29). This name is generally applied to the progenitors of “families or “heads of the fathers” (Josh. 14:1) mentioned in” “Scripture, and they are spoken of as antediluvian (from Adam to” Noah) and post-diluvian (from Noah to Jacob) patriachs. But the “expression “the patriarch,” by way of eminence, is applied to” “the twelve sons of Jacob, or to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” “Patriachal longevity presents itself as one of the most striking of the facts concerning mankind which the early history of the Book of Genesis places before us…There is a large amount of consentient tradition to the effect that the life of “man was originally far more prolonged than it is at present,” “extending to at least several hundred years. The Babylonians,” “Egyptians, and Chinese exaggerated these hundreds into” “thousands. The Greeks and Romans, with more moderation, limited” human life within a thousand or eight hundred years. The Hindus still farther shortened the term. Their books taught that in the “first age of the world man was free from diseases, and lived” ordinarily four hundred years; in the second age the term of life was reduced from four hundred to three hundred; in the third it became two hundred; in the fourth and last it was “brought down to one hundred” (Rawlinson’s Historical” Illustrations).
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