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Christ’s Sacrifice Prophesied


 

Isaiah 53:3-12

 

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all,” Isaiah 53:6.

 

 

Description of the sacrifice (Isa. 53): despised, rejected, sorrows, grief, esteemed not. Does this sound like a sacrifice that would please a holy, perfect God?

 

He carried our griefs and sorrows. Did we appreciate it? No, we turned our backs on Him. He came unto His own and His own rejected Him. Did that deter Him? It did not. He opened His arms of mercy and called us from the cliffs of hell. We turned our backs on Him and ran off like spoiled, rebellious children. He called us friend, and we kissed the holy cheek of God’s Lamb of sacrifice and turned Him over to the enemy for a handful of coins. We beat the thorns of our sins down upon His head, and He offered us a crown of life. He laid down on our tree of death, and we drove the nails through His hands that held Him there, and He prayed for us. Father, forgive them. They do not know what they are doing. That is love that man’s finite mind cannot begin to fathom.

 

Think about it. Oh, how He loved Him, “My beloved Son” (Matt. 3:17). Oh, how He loved us, “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow” (Isa. 1:18). “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” (2 Cor.  5:21). “He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth” (Isa. 53:7).

 

 

Just Saying

 

God said it six thousand years ago; God did it two thousand years ago. The proof is in the pudding “that the Lord is gracious” (1 Peter 2:3).

 

 

Robert Brock

 

 

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139 — May 19 – This Day in Baptist History Past


 

Uniformity, Conformity, and Dissent

 

Baptists rejected statism

 

The issue of church/state relationship (marriage) has its roots in the age-old struggle of Satan and the Caesars of this world system to “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” (Isa. 14:14).

 

The Act of Uniformity (1662), an Act of the Legislature of England, required all ministers in England and Wales to conform to the Church of England, and in particular to use and subscribe to the Book of Common Prayer, which it decreed to be the only legal service book. Receiving Royal Assent on May 19, 1662, it required that every parson, vicar, or other minister make the following public declarations on or before St. Bartholomew’s Day (August 24) 1662:

 

“I, —-, do here declare my unfeigned assent and consent to all and everything contained and prescribed in and by the book entitled The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, according to the use of the Church of England, together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches; and the form and manner of making, ordaining, and consecrating of bishops, priests, and deacons.”

 

The Baptists rejected the whole concept of an established church and its methods of appointment and payment even if they were qualified to receive them. Many of the rejected ministers became Baptists. It was estimated that a total of 1,760 ministers were ultimately ejected, many of these because they had given judgment against infant baptism.

 

Dr. Dale R. Hart: Adapted from:  This Day in Baptist History Vol. I. (Thompson/ Cummins) pp. 204 -205

 

 

 

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