A People's Life Of Christ (Classic Reprint).pdf
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Publisher: Forgotten Books (27 Sept. 2015)
By: John Paterson Smyth(Author)
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He tells of the Father looking on us with love and pain. He tells of the joy in Heaven over one sinner that repents on earth; of the earth-children's guardian angels "always beholding the face of the Father which is in Heaven." He tells of Abraham in that Unseen life rejoicing to see His day here, so interested is that world in ours. In the story of the Transfiguration, Moses and Elijah, two of the great old world saints, came out from that Unseen life to meet their Lord and speak to Him - of what? Of Pharaoh and the Red Sea - of Ahab and Naboth's vineyard - the things that interested them most on earth? Ah, no. They also had been caught up into the kindly interest of the great souls who are watching us from the galleries of Creation. "They spake of His decease which He should accomplish at Jerusalem." Does it not suggest the deep, absorbing interest which they and their great comrades within the Veil were taking in the drama of Redemption on earth?
This is all comparatively modem - only two thousand years ago. But St. Paul tells the Ephesians that this deep interest in us has been from the beginning, that the coming of the Christ was no mere afterthought It was the eternal purpose of God's love, he says, from the foundation of the world that the eternal Christ should save humanity, that the poor earth-children should be gathered into the arms of the Father. God was always caring.
Keeping all this in mind we shall better understand what the Bible teaches, that 'every incoming of God into human experience is prepared there in the Unseen before it expresses itself here in the Seen.
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