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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ... lecture V. on the perfect worship of the catholic church. Although our first parents offered sacrifice to God, and the faithful descendants of Seth continued to teach their children to do so likewise, there was no worship of God by any larger assembly of persons than a family, until the children of Abraham were brought out as one body from the midst of the bondage and cruelty of Egyptian slave-masters. Even then, the first acts they were required to perform were by each family apart: the Passover lamb was killed and eaten, and the blood sprinkled on the door-posts of each private dwelling, without any union with others. So soon, however, as God was about to bind together into one all the various families of which the descendants of Abraham were composed, in order to constitute them not only a family, but a nation and a church, He revealed to them the mode in which He was to be worshipped. The natural conscience of man might tell him that, since God was offended with him, he must do something by which to regain the lost favour of His Creator; but it could not tell what that something should be. God himself must have instructed Adam to slay and offer an innocent victim, as Abel and the rest of the faithful ever did, in anticipation of the slaying of that Spotless Offering which should appear as the Vicarious Sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. But the worship of God consisted in other things besides mere representation or mention of the death of the Son of God, although all parts of worship necessarily flow from, and have reference to that transcendant act; and it was as necessary for God to reveal these component parts of His worship, as it was for Him to teach men the other also. The method by which mankind, collected into one n

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